Documentation is a general term for a multiplicity of documents in a chosen mix of media and with a certain collection. Purpose of documentation is the use to support a tool or a process. The procedures of documentation vary from one sector, or one type, to another. In general, these may involve document drafting, formatting, submitting, reviewing, approving, distributing, reposting and tracking, etc.

In the context of social development programs, documentation of processes helps in creating systematic information to articulate the intervention strategies and develop the flow chart of a program. This helps the project or organization to find out more about the needed field intervention methods, coordination, management requirements, financial management, and human resource development policies etc. Not only the project conducting process documentation take benefit from this but also other similar projects and agencies can use the outcome as a model in their formulation and implementation methods.

There are various methods and types of documentation and each requires a specific set of skills. The documentation of conference proceedings is more of reporting and is very different from documenting success stories. Process documentation is a method of concisely capturing and sharing critical project concepts, plans and information as they are develop, so that impacted parties can share this information, make informed decisions, and keep the project moving forward without having to revisit old discussions. It requires a very different skill set. On the other hand documenting best practices might involve a lot of people skills, interviewing skills along with capturing the essence of what works and what does not in a given situation for people and organizations. We at Shodhana have been successfully undertaking such varied documentation assignments for various govt. non-govt. agencies.


Main Menu

Who's Online

We have 4 guests and no members online

You are here: Home

Contact us

Address: D-103, Natasha Hill View, Nibm Road, Kondhwa, Pune, Maharashtra 411048, India. Tel: 020- 40055371 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: