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ERIC Number: EJ1046553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Understanding the Influence of Independent Civil Society Monitoring and Evaluation at the District Level: A Case Study of Ghana
Gildemyn, Marie
American Journal of Evaluation, v35 n4 p507-524 Dec 2014
In developing countries, an increasing number of civil society organizations (CSOs) engage in independent monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of government programs and policies. Most CSOs rely on a range of M&E tools in combination with advocacy strategies to hold government accountable and improve the implementation of programs and policies. Despite the popularity of such initiatives, their effectiveness and impact remain unconfirmed and are not well understood. In addition, little is known about the influence of this type of CSO-led M&E at the district level. Using a case study design, the current research provides a map of the different influence mechanisms that occurred following the M&E of the National Health Insurance by Ghanaian CSOs. The research further suggests that the built-in dialogue space is acting as a catalyst for certain influence mechanisms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana