How to Build M&e Systems to Support Better Government

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  • Copyright: 2007-07-15
  • Publisher: World Bank

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This volume highlights the experience of developing and developed countries which have succeeded in building a well-functioning government monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system. They have done this to improve their performance, by establishing evidence-based policy-making and budget decision-making, evidence-based management, and evidence-based accountability.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
What Do Monitoring and Evaluation Have to Offer Governments?p. 5
What Is M&E?-An M&E Primerp. 7
Contribution of M&E to Sound Governancep. 9
Key Trends Influencing Countries-Why Countries Are Building M&E Systemsp. 17
Some Country Experiencep. 21
Good Practice Countries-What Does "Success" Look Like?p. 23
Chilep. 25
Colombiap. 31
Australiap. 37
The Special Case of Africap. 45
Lessonsp. 51
Building Government M&E Systems-Lessons from Experiencep. 53
Incentives for M&E-How to Create Demandp. 61
How to Strengthen a Government M&E Systemp. 65
The Importance of Country Diagnosisp. 67
Preparing Action Plansp. 73
Remaining Issuesp. 81
Frontier Issuesp. 83
Concluding Remarksp. 89
Q&A: Commonly Asked Questionsp. 91
Annexesp. 103
Lessons on How to Ensure Evaluations Are Influentialp. 105
A Country Diagnosis-The Example of Colombiap. 109
Terms of Reference for an In-Depth Diagnosis of Colombia's M&E Systemp. 129
Evaluation of IEG's Support for Institutionalizing M&E Systemsp. 133
Glossary of Key Terms in M&Ep. 137
Endnotesp. 145
Bibliographyp. 151
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