A gender-specific evaluation framework for the leadership development of women in local government

Abstract: A gender-specific evaluation framework is proposed to ensure that gender equality is achieved in all facets of local government in South Africa, including leadership development.The article highlights the importance of evaluating programmes aimed at leadership development. Author(s): Nkwana, H. Mapula; Dijk, H. Gerda Van Source(s): , Administratio publica; Vol. 20, No. 4 p. 157-172…

Public sector governance reform

Abstract: Oxford Policy Management Ltd (OPM) is an independent UK consulting company who have been contracted to conduct an evaluation of support to Public Sector Governance Reform (PSGR) in developing countries over the last ten years (2001-2010), with the specific objective of improving future support. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Oxford policy management, Oxford (English…

Foreign land acquisitions in Africa : an analysis of the impacts of individual land deals on local communities

Abstract: Analysis of foreign land deals on local communities in 6 countries shows that the impact was mostly negative. In most cases local smallholder lost their land, while others lost their grazing areas, all without meaningful compensation. Promised benefits should be made explicit and evaluated. Author(s): Makochekanwa, Albert Source(s): , 31 p., ill., tab Published:…

The rural-sensitive evaluation model for evaluation of local governments’ sensitivity to rural issues in Serbia : paper

Abstract: In search of indicators to measure the level of pro-rural aspirations of local governments (LGs), the main existing approaches have been examined. A new index, the Municipal Rural-Sensitive Index, has been developed to allow comparison between LGs and show changes over time. Author(s): Milic, Branislav B.; Bogdanov, Natalija; Heijman, Wim Source(s): , 17 p.,…

Participatory monitoring and evaluation

Abstract: A range of tools and methods for PM&E exist, including: (1) participatory rural appraisal (PRA); (2) citizen report card and community score card; (3) public expenditure tracking survey (PETS); (4) beneficiary assessment; and (5) participatory poverty assessment (PPA). Author(s): World Bank Source(s): , Published: 2011 World bank, [Washington, DC] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://go.worldbank.org/G966Z73P30

Monitoring quality of care and accountability mechanisms at the district level : the potential role of the National health insurance scheme in Ghana

Abstract: A framework for monitoring the quality of care by the NHIS (National Health Insurance Scheme) at district level in Ghana was developed and an exploratory study of the current accountability mechanisms is presented. Author(s): Martens, Merel; Toonen, Jurrien; Wal, Bertram Van Der Source(s): , KIT working papers series; WPS.H6 40 p., ill KIT working…

Taking a service delivery approach to monitoring water supply in low income areas and implications for the Joint monitoring programme : key note

Abstract: M&E indicators on water supply must shift from coverage to services delivered to an agreed level of quality over time. Improved service delivery depends on local governance. New technologies have the potential to enhance speed and accessibility of service-based monitoring. Author(s): Schouten, Ton Source(s): , 15 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 IRC international water…