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ERIC Number: EJ1018960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Multiple Paths to Effective National Evaluation Societies: Evidence from 37 Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Holvoet, Nathalie; Dewachter, Sara
American Journal of Evaluation, v34 n4 p519-544 Dec 2013
National Evaluation Societies (NES) are situated at the intersection between Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) supply and demand. To date, little research has explored NES and their potential for strengthening national M&E. This study addresses this gap, examining perceived NES performance relevant to organizational and policy-oriented goals while identifying factors related to that performance. The study draws upon data from a survey of 40 NES in 37 low- and middle-income countries. Qualitative Comparative Analysis identifies multiple pathways to well-performing NES and focuses on the interplay between the context in which evaluation societies operate and their organizational characteristics. The findings underline the importance of political openness while also demonstrating that some NES manage to perform well even in challenging political environments.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Chile; Congo; Cote d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Georgia Republic; Ghana; Guinea; Honduras; Indonesia; Kenya; Malaysia; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Philippines; Rwanda; Senegal; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia
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