Performance management including measurement, monitoring and evaluation : a management guide for African public service managers

Abstract: As part of the operationalization of the long term strategy of the African governance and public administration programme, this guide was prepared to improve performance management and measurements systems and practices including monitoring and evaluation. Author(s): Source(s): , viii, 32 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Conference of African ministers of public service (CAMPS), Nairobi…

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.,…

Local governance and decentralization

Abstract: This section of the Governance Assessment Portal (GAP) of the UNDP provides resources on local governance assessment. Local governance indicators may inform local policy and strengthen local accountability. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , Published: 2010 United nations development programme (UNDP), New York, NY [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.gaportal.org/areas-of-governance/local-governance-and-decentralization

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…

Performance in government : the evolving system of performance and evaluation measurement, monitoring, and management in the United Kingdom

Abstract: This Evaluation Capacity Development paper on the evolution and current state of the Public Service Agreements System in UK may be of benefit to officials involved in similar tasks in developing countries. Special emphasis is placed on success factors and institutional aspects. Author(s): Talbot, Colin Source(s): , Evaluation capacity development : ECD working paper…

Measuring empowerment? : ask them : quantifying qualitative outcomes from people’s own analysis : insights for results-based management from the experience of a social movement in Bangladesh

Abstract: This paper presents the experience of a social movement in Bangladesh, which found a way to measure empowerment by letting the members themselves explain what benefits they acquired from involvement and by developing a means to measure change over time. Author(s): Jupp, Dee; Ali, Sohel Ibn; Barahona, Carlos Source(s): , Sida studies in evaluation;…

Participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation : [dossier]

Abstract: This KIT dossier deals with participatory approaches to local development planning, monitoring and evaluation in the context of decentralization and local governance. Issues include community and local government development planning, local revenue mobilization, and plan implementation. Author(s): KIT Source(s): , Published: 2010 Royal tropical institute (KIT), Amsterdam (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.kit.nl/-/FAB/30/335.html

Local government councils performance and quality of service delivery in Uganda : Luwero district council score-card 2008/09

Abstract: Luwero District Council in Uganda was the first to be assessed using the new score-card methodology. District performance and the quality of public services was assessed and recommendations for improvement were provided. Capacity building, budgeting, and development planning need more attention. Author(s): Muyomba-Tamale, Lillian Source(s): , ACODE policy research paper series; 38 iv, 58…

Benchmarking housing in South Africa : good practices in municipal housing

Abstract: This publication shares experiences of South African municipalities based on the results of benchmarks on housing and social housing that were conducted from May to November 2010. Good practices and guiding principles are included to assist municipalities in their housing service delivery. Author(s): McCarthy, Malcolm; Lollo, Adrian Di; Kuiper, Stefanie; Essink, Michelle; Meijer, Nienke…