The need for results delivery in private and public sector organisations has increased, with stakeholders putting substantial pressure on organisations to demonstrate good performance in an environment with limited operational resources. In effect, organisations are being expected to deliver better results with fewer resources. By employing the appropriate tools and techniques of monitoring and evaluation, organisations can be better equipped to ensure that "what is planned" becomes "what is achieved". Monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects explains key concepts and practices involved in performance tracking and assessment.
Monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects has drawn from the diverse experiences and expertise of the authors in public and private sector management of organisations, as well as practical insights gained from practitioners and students at various training courses, nationally and internationally. The balance between the more abstract, theoretical underpinnings of the subject and its practical aspects makes it easy to follow and incorporate.
- Contents include the following:
- Conceptual models of the policy process
- The fundamentals and practical steps of policy monitoring and evaluation
- The result-based management approach
- Tools and techniques for monitoring and evaluation
- The use of research of policies, programmes and projects
Monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects is intended as an introductory and intermediate text for university students in management, generally, and public administration, specifically. It is sure to prove to be a valuable text for practitioners as well.
Chapter 1: Monitoring and evaluation in the context of public policy
Chapter 2: Practical guide for public-policy monitoring and evaluation
Chapter 3: A people-centred approach to improving M&E of policies
Chapter 4: Projects and the results-based management approach
Chapter 5: Delivering results with developmental projects and programmes
Chapter 6: Tools and techniques for project/programme monitoring and evaluation
Chapter 7: Using research in the monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects
Chapter 8: Developing monitoring-and-evaluation reports
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