IPMA International Project Management Association

IPMA Delta Assessment – a meaningful encouragement for charity organizations

As the first NGO in the world, MAHAK voluntarily had its entire project management system assessed based on Delta assessment model by International Project Management Association (IPMA) which is one of the most advanced worldwide standard models.

Arasb Ahmadian, the CEO of MAHAK stated: “MAHAK- the Society to Support Children Suffering from Cancer has the honour of receiving grade 3 in its first experience in IPMA Delta assessment. This is while only 10% of the organizations which have voluntarily undertaken a similarly rigorous analysis have been able to achieve the third level of the Delta model in their first audit. In this assessment, the Project, Program and Portfolio (PP&P) processes and structures of MAHAK were professionally assessed in a three-day period.
The fact that the esteemed IPMA has provided the opportunity for humanitarian projects to be assessed is highly appreciated. This provides a meaningful encouragement for charity organizations like MAHAK to plan and implement a system-based project within larger program designs as part of their portfolio management systems by the means of which ever-improving treatment and supportive services can be provided to cancer-stricken children and their families.
In the past hearing that a charity was being governed through a project-based system seemed odd. Now, this is taking hold across the globe with the fruitful support of IPMA which, in the case of MAHAK, validates project outcomes leading to the recovery of over 6,000 children from cancer during 28 years of existence.
MAHAK looks forward to achieving better and higher standards in the field of project management with the educational and assessment opportunities provided by the esteemed International Project Management Association.”


“MAHAK’s greatest achievement in performing the projects is the smile and happiness of cancer-stricken children and their families. In this organization I realized that love is not only defined in the mission of MAHAK but is also sensed in its projects. This organization has had a good performance in project management and MAHAK’s former achievements show that it is a skilful and capable organization; some improvements are required to be done though. In Delta assessment MAHAK has received the third score out of five based on its performance while only 10% of the organizations achieve this in the first assessment” – stated Reinhard Wagner, COD chairperson at IPMA, after declaring MAHAK’s score of 3 in Delta assessment.

MAHAK is a service-based organization which has a huge responsibility towards the people’s trust. This charity organization requires having structures and systems that ensure the public donations are being utilized in the most effective and efficient way which results in productivity of resources.