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The challenge of monitoring and evaluation under the new aid modalities: experiences from Rwanda
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Abstract
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are sensitive issues in relations between donor agencies and recipient governments, especially in a time when the responsibility for implementing aid activities is shifting towards recipients. This paper deplores that, so far, donors and recipients have adopted an overly technocratic approach to M&E, largely disregarding broader institutional and systemic issues. Using case study material from Rwanda, we illustrate that assessments regarding the quality of a countrys M&E efforts may differ sharply depending upon ones perspective. At the core of the matter is the denial of politics , one of the most serious flaws in the new aid paradigm promoted in the OECDs 2005 Paris Declaration . We argue that while a narrowly defined technocratic vision of M&E may seem politically neutral , in fact it may jeopardise M&Es functions of accountability and feedback. This can eventually undermine the effective implementation of some of the key principles of the new aid approach.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of modern African studies. - Cambridge, 1963, currens
Publication
Cambridge : 2008
ISSN
0022-278X [print]
1469-7777 [online]
Volume/pages
46:4(2008), p. 577-602
ISI
000261520200003
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Creation 13.11.2008
Last edited 29.03.2017
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