Results Based Monitoring And Evaluation

2044 WordsNov 4, 20149 Pages
Results-based monitoring and evaluation is a set of concepts associated with performance management or results based management (RBM) strategy, which evolved in 1990’s. During that period, many countries introduced extensive management reforms in responding social, political and economic pressures that were triggered by the factors of globalisation, budget deficits, structural adjustments and competitiveness (Binnendijk, 2000). Central feature to most of those reforms has been an emphasis on ‘performance improvement’ and ‘achievement of targeted/expected results’ which were the core features of RBM. RBM has been used by many development agencies, governments, and donor agencies in delivering development interventions and has become an emerging trend in contemporary development practice. The objective of this paper is to review the pros and cons of result-based M & E. First a conceptual background is presented with basic definitions of the terminology involved in RBM. This will then follow a discussing on how RBM changed the roles of M & E and an analysis of factors for and against result-based M & E (pros and cons) with illustration of examples wherever possible. Osborne and Plastrik (2000) in ‘The Reinventors’ Field book’ appreciates the ‘performance measurement’ as a tool to hold institutions accountable and to introduce rewards (incentives) for the performance. It further enables citizens to judge and value the interventions made for them and provide data for the
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