Plan International's administrative hub — lessons learned

A girl arrives at the Plan International Egypt offices. Photo by: Mosaad Hosny / Plan International

NAIROBI — In an effort to save money and run more efficiently, Plan International is experimenting with a “networked model” that uses regional administrative hubs to serve its country offices. These hubs centralize the organization’s operations in areas such as finance, human resources, information technology, logistics, and procurement into a regional hub that serves country offices in the region, rather than hiring staffers to perform these functions in each of the organization’s country offices.

The first administrative hub was launched in June 2017 in Egypt, to serve the Middle East region. The hub provides systems management for the Jordan and Lebanon office.

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