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This book is a contribution to the building of a knowledge base for the effectiveness of M&E-Systems in the field of development management. The primary focus is to contribute to the clarification of what rigorous frameworks would apply to understand and meaningfully measure M&E-System effectiveness.


The book has the aim of translating outcomes from Dr. Ba’s thesis research on M&E-System effectiveness into an actionable contribution to better reach development practitioners and managers. The book is mainly devoted to development managers and M&E experts who wish to find superior ways of managing M&E-Systems for improved decision-making and measured risk-taking in moving development policies and programs towards the greater freedom and welfare of people mainly in Africa.


The book focuses on M&E-System effectiveness and how it influences the dynamic capabilities of development organizations and institutions in managing development programs and projects. The book presents the challenges in seeking an effective M&E-System, examines the gaps and limits in assessing it, and finally proposes ways to rigorously measure its effectiveness. The book may also contribute to the scientific and professional discussions on what would be the meaningful framework to better understand the success factors that underlie an effective M&E-System and also how they help improve development management.

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Development Program Monitoring and Evaluation System Effectiveness
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Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction
TABLEDESMATIÈRES
CHAPTER 1.M&E-Systems in Development Management 1. Challenges in Achieving Development Objectives 2. The Lack of Effective M&E-Systems 3. Challenges in Assessing M&E-System Effectiveness
CHAPTER 2.How to Proceed in Search of a Solution 1. The Research Approach Used 2. Learning and Decision-Making Processes 3. Change Theory: The Logical Framework (LF) 4. The M&E-System in Practice
CHAPTER 3.How to Model M&E-System Effectiveness 1. Information System Model for M&E-System Effectiveness 2. M&E-Systems and Results-Based Management Practice 3. M&E-Systems and Knowledge and Information Management 4. M&E-Systems and Evidence-Based Decision-Making 5. Outcomes of an Effective M&E-System 6. Structuring an M&E-System Effectiveness Framework
CHAPTER 4.Measuring an Effective M&E-System Framework 1. M&E System Quality Analyzed 2. M&E Information Quality Analyzed 3. M&E Service Quality Analyzed
CHAPTER 5.Measurements for M&E-System Effectiveness 1. Measurements for M&E-System Quality 2. Measurements for M&E Information Quality 3. Measurements for M&E Service Quality
CHAPTER 6.Framework for M&E-System Effectiveness 1. The Revised Framework for an Effective M&E-System 2. Influential Factors in Results-Based Management Practice 3. Influential Factors to Effective Knowledge Management 4. Influential Factors to Evidence-Based Decision-Making 5. Pathway to Improved Policy and Program Design 6. Pathway to Improved Operational Decision-Making 7. Pathway to Improved Tactical and Strategic Decisions 8. Pathway to Improved Capability to Advance Development
CHAPTER 7.The Way Forward: Insights for an Effective M&E-System 1. M&E-System Standards 2. How to Assess M&E-System Effectiveness Conclusion Bibliography
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
To my parents, Samba Ba and Halimata Ndiaye.
To Professor Paul Beaulieu, member of the Scientific Committee of Business Science Institute, I am so grateful for your tremendous guidance in this work.
To Professor Michel Kalika, president of the Scientific Committee of Business Science Institute, thank you for your great support.
To Professor Philip LeBel, thank you for your guidance in project management and M&E-Systems.
To all my colleagues, employers, and partners, both former and current, in the development field in Africa and overseas, I dedicate this book.
FOREWORD This book is the result of over twenty years of experience working in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems in the development field with international organizations and institutions. It is a result of experience with various programs and projects promoted by governments, technical and financial partners, and the private sector in West, Central, and East Africa. It reflects my experience acquired as M&E Officer, Expert, Specialist, Consultant, and as Chief of Party of a regional M&E platform in West Africa.
Discussions in 2014 with the President of the Scientific Committee of Business Science Institute, Professor Michel Kalika, marked a turning point in this learning process. He helped me start a research agenda in the M&E field as it relates to development management. In early 2015, meetings and exchanges with Professor Paul Beaulieu, member of the Scientific Committee of Business Science Institute, helped translate this experience into knowledge through a thesis doctorate presented in 2017.
This book has the aim of translating outcomes from the thesis research into an actionable contribution to the building of a knowledge base in the field of development management and M&E to better reach development practitioners and managers. The book is mainly devoted to development managers and M&E experts who wish to find superior ways of managing M&E-Systems for improved decision-making and measured risk-taking in moving development policies and programs towards the greater freedom and welfare of people.
INTRODUCTION
This book isa contribution to the building of a knowledge base for the effectiveness of M&E-Systems in the field of development management. The primary focus is to contribute to the clarification of what rigorous frameworks would apply to understand and meaningfully measure M&E-System effectiveness. The methods used are derived from strong knowledge-creation processes, guided by scientific approaches in management sciences research, which Business Science Institute and its partners—namely, the University of Technology of Sydney Business School, and iaelyon School of Management, Université Jean Moulin, France—promote worldwide through the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration program.
The primary focus of this book is development management and performance assessment systems, as far as development management is concerned first of all with the analysis of the roles of institutions and organizations in the process of development (Faguet, 2011). The book is meant to share my experience as it relates to development management and building the institutional capability of organizations to advance development objectives, mainly in Africa.
The West Africa region, which is the geographic focus of the cases studied in the book, is a part of the world that faces the most critical development issues (United Nations, 2016). In West Africa, development institutions and organizations face critical gaps in designing effective M&E-Systems, largely because of weak capacity and a dearth of resources for the building and operation of those systems.
This book looks first at the institutional and organizational capabilities for managing development policies and programs through effective M&E-Systems, leading to better learning processes and improved evidence-based decision-making. The book focuses on M&E-System effectiveness and how it influences the dynamic capabilities of development organizations and institutions in managing development programs and projects towards the desired outcomes and expected impacts on people’s livelihoods and welfare. The book presents the challenges in seeking an effective M&E-System, examines the gaps and limits in assessing it, and finally proposes ways to rigorously measure its effectiveness.
The primary purpose is to help clarify what rigorous framework would apply to understanding and meaningfully measuring the effectiveness of an M&E-System. Such a framework would help to improve the learning and knowledge-sharing process for improved evidence-based decision-making in development management. The book may also contribute to the scientific and professional discussions on what would be the meaningful framework to better understand the success factors that underlie an effective M&E-System and also how they help improve development management.
The key outcomes I expect from this book will certainly contribute to the ability of development organizations and institutions to better perform their development agendas for the greater welfare of the people in developing countries, especially in Africa. This book will not be successful if the outcomes do not provide actionable knowledge to development practitioners and managers, along with insights toward a strong, meaningful, and realistic way forward. The book is also designed to aid in evaluating the effectiveness of development programs’ M&E-Systems.
While the book touches on Management Science fields—such as Performance Management, Knowledge and Information Management, and Evidence-Based Decision-Making—in development programs and projects, it stems primarily from field experience and the practitioner’s viewpoint, and is intended to create and share knowledge-based information that would be useful to managers, decision-makers, and development practitioners for improved, measured risk-taking in managing development resources.
In short, the rationale of this book is trifold: 1)Personal, as it originates from the author’s passion for building on his experience and sharing it with development practitioners, scholars, institutions, and organizations; 2)Academic, as it was initially meant to be a scientific contribution to the critical knowledge-base in development management that scholars can use and improve; and 3)Managerial, most important, as the book is intended to help improve the capability of development organizations and institutions to move their development programs and actions to success through management approaches that employ more effective M&E-Systems.