When does rigorous impact evaluation make a difference? : the case of the Millennium villages

Abstract: Rigorous evaluation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) shows that estimates of the project’s effects depend heavily on the evaluation method. Weaknesses include the subjective choice of intervention sites. Inexpensive improvements are suggested. Author(s): Clemens, Michael A.; Demombynes, Gabriel Source(s): , Policy research working paper; 5477 51 p., ill., graphs, tabs Policy research working…

Monitoring and evaluation of support for decentralisation and local governance : Kenya case study

Abstract: The ECDPM researched approaches and tools for monitoring and evaluating support to decentralization. The paper analyses the present practice in Kenya, a country that has engaged repeatedly in decentralisation efforts and received support from a number of European donors. Author(s): Maina, Betty Source(s): , ECDPM discussion paper; 61 viii, 32 p., 30 cm ECDPM…

Monitoring and evaluation of support for decentralisation and local governance : a case study on Burkina faso

Abstract: This case study is part of a series of publications to encourage debate on the options for monitoring and evaluating the impact of European support for decentralisation. It presents the results of interviews with actors involved in decentralisation and development cooperation in Burkina Faso. Author(s): Sebahara, Pamphile Source(s): InBrief; (2004)7, p. 1-6 InBrief (2004)7…

LGI Announce / Local government and public service reform initiative

Abstract: This e-newsletter public announcements relates to activities of LGI (Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative) consisting of support to democratic and effective local government and public administration by advancing policy analysis as a tool for decision making in public affairs. Author(s): Hungary Source(s): , Published: 2004 Local government and public service reform initiative…