ERIC Number: ED243641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Information for Rural Development: Lessons from Eastern Africa. World Bank Staff Working Paper No. 379.
Deboeck, Guido; Kinsey, Bill
The study summarizes discussions and conclusions of the Regional Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Rural Development Projects in East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya, April 1979), whose purpose was to share lessons learned from field experiences in managing information for rural development. An initial section summarizes information in papers submitted and conclusions reached by participants. The introduction notes previous World Bank workshops on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and identifies areas of concern: management's need for and use of information from M&E systems; issues relating to collecting, processing, analysis, and presentation of information; and organization of M&E units. The section on management's need for information contains subsections on information consumers, information managers want, information needs, impact of availability of information on decision-making, and alternative methods of M&E. Another section covers experiences with information systems, under headings of data collection, data processing and analysis, and presentation of M&E results. A final section, on organization of M&E units, discusses location, strategies for institution-building, formation and structure of M&E units, staffing and training, human and motivational factors, and costs of M&E. Appendices present the text of the opening address; lists of participants, papers submitted, and 35 selected references; and a summary of basic concepts on M&E. (MH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Agents, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Processing, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Utilization, Evaluators, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Utilization, Interpersonal Communication, Motivation, Needs Assessment, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Rural Development, Staff Development, Workshops
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa