This volume highlights the experience of several countries which have succeeded in building a well-functioning government M&E system, including Chile, Colombia and Australia. The special case of Africa, where there are many severe capacity constraints, is also examined. Ways to strengthen a government M&E system and to strengthen government demand for M&E are presented, and the importance of conducting a country diagnosis and preparing an action plan are stressed.
The report is also available in Français, Español, and Bahasa.
- Part i: What do monitoring and evaluation have to offer governments
- What is M&E - and M&E primer
- Contribution of M&E to sound governance
- Key trends influencing countries - why countries are building M&E systems
- Part ii: Some country experience
- Good practice countries - what does "success" look like?
- The special case of Africa
- Part iii: Lessons
- Building government M&E systems - lessons from experience
- Incentives for M&E - how to create demand
- Part iv: How to strengthen a government M&E system
- The importance of country diagnosis
- Preparing for action plans
- Part v: Remaining Issues
- Frontier issues
- Concluding remarks
- Part vi: Q&A: Commonly asked questions
Mackay, K. (2007) How to build M&E Systems to Support Better Government. World Bank Independent Evaluation Group. Retrieved from http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTEVACAPDEV/Resources/4585672-1251737367684/How_to_build_ME_gov.pdf