Keith Mackay

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As part of its formal mandate OED supports efforts by countries to build their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems such capacity-building is known as evaluation capacity development (ECD). This self-evaluation assesses the scope, results, quality, strengths and weaknesses of OED's ECD work. The report also maps out options for this work in future(More)
Building monitoring and evaluation systems helps strengthen governance in countries—by improving transparency, by strengthening accountability relationships, and by building a performance culture within governments to support better policymaking, budget decision-making, and management. A related area of focus is civil society, which can play a catalytic(More)
Introduction Impact evaluation is an assessment of the impact of an intervention on final welfare outcomes. 1 The results agenda has forced agencies to demonstrate that the money they spend is improving the lives of poor people, thereby increasing demand for impact evaluation. In the current environment, calls for increased aid spending are only credible if(More)
The Australian federal government has given a high priority to ensuring that evaluations of its programs are conducted, and the findings used. The approach, which has been adopted to develop evaluation capacity, has entailed a combination of formal requirements for evaluation plus their strong advocacy by a powerful, central department (the Department of(More)
Many governments in the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) have gained an increased understanding of the value of M&E to help both governments and donors alike better understand what public investments and interventions work well, which do not, and the reasons why. Monitoring the performance of public programs and institutions helps increase their(More)
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