Re-examining Monitoring and Evaluation in the Context of Managing for Development Results in Africa

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Moderated by Adeline Sibanda Introduction The experience shows us that Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems in Africa are primarily copied and pasted from donor countries. These M&E systems have been instrumental in measuring and tracking development results in Africa.  It is also a fact that the current M&E practice is not immune from criticism. One […]

What Leadership is Required for Africa to Achieve Development Results?

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Moderated by Palena Neale It is believed that leadership is a critical aspect in achieving transformative and sustainable development and accelerating growth which citizens desire. This is why leadership for results is re-examined. Previous assessment done by AfriK4R broadly defines leadership for results as a process of influencing target groups to achieve expected results, and […]

Accountability and Partnership for Development Results in Africa:  The Benefit, Challenges, and Options

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Moderated by Donald Houessou Governments are challenged to respond to the urgency of their citizens’ needs and to be more accountable to them. All over the world, tight budgets and new scarcities are casting their shadows within a changing international environment. This, combined with an increasingly demanding public, is putting governments under growing pressure to […]

How Results Based Management breeds in Public Dialogue

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Shared by Dr Rudo Grace Gwata-Charamba Recently, Catholic University of Zimbabwe Research Board convened the town-hall dialogue on how Results Based Management  (RBM) approach could support Development Projects and programmes to actualize results. This critical topic in the public sector and development was initiated by Dr Rudo Grace Gwata-Charamba in collaboration with the Research Board, chaired […]

Revisiting African and Africana Knowledges: Past Representations, Current Discourses, Future Communities

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Shared by Njoki Wamai The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA), as one of the efforts to promote and preserve African knowledge, is pleased to announce the 3rd Biennial Conference 2019, focusing on African and Africana Knowledges: Past Representations, Current Discourses, Future Communities. The conference will be held for the first time in East Africa […]

Results Based Management to spur discussion in the African University Campus

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Featured by Madvee Muthu  Catholic University Research Board is partnering with Rudo Grace Gwata to present a free public lecture on Results Based Management approach and how it helps state and non-state institutions to deliver development results. The event will take place at St. Francis, Harare (Zimbabwe) Campus from 1 pm on the 31st May […]

Institutionalization of Results Culture in African Public Service: What are the Steps?

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At its Executive Council meeting in 2018 and its General Assembly in 2019, which took place in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire respectively, the African Community of Practice (AfCoP) revealed its transition plan to become a leading institution for Managing for Development Results (MfDR) in Africa. AfCoP, in its strategy, has demonstrated a plan to institutionalize […]

AfCoP 2.0: a Leading Institution on Managing for Development Results in Africa

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The African Community of Practice (AfCoP) on managing for development results (MfDR) is a bilingual community launched in February 2007 in the context of the Paris Declaration, during the third international roundtable on the management for development results. The community was launched as an answer to African governments and practitioners’ call to share knowledge and […]

Key Ingredients in Linking National Development Plans and Development Results: The perspectives of Experts and Practitioners

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At the 2019 General Assembly of the African Community of Practice Results (AfCoP) in Abidjan, experts and practitioners reflected on what makes “Managing for Development Results” (MfDR) work in the light of different MfDR initiatives piloted in a number of African countries. Contributed by Oumoul Khayri Ba Tall after a two-day engagement with experts and […]

Why Managing Development Results?

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Managing for Development Results (MfDR) is a management strategy that focuses on development performance and on sustainable improvements in country outcomes (OECD Policy Brief, March 2009). Contributed by Jasson Kalugendo after he realized the various limitations in the field of monitoring and evaluation, he sought to solve the issue of lack of measuring results of […]