Self-Assessment in Managing for Results
Authors: Rodriguez-Garcia, Rosalia; White, Elizabeth M.
Publication date: May 2005
The global development community is increasingly recognizing the need to better manage for results, to implement development assistance to achieve results on the ground. This in turn has highlighted the strategic value of performance information at the operational level. The challenges
are to provide quality and timely information for decision-making at critical points, and to help development practitioners incorporate the use of outcome information into their business practices. Evaluative exercises help meet these challenges by providing information on outcomes achieved,
examining the relevance of strategies to development impacts, underscoring good practices, and supporting and informing operations.
Self-assessment of development strategies and interventions is a powerful tool in planning and managing for results, as it provides critical and timely performance information. Self-Assessment in Managing for Results provides some of the tools for a systematic analytical evaluative process
that improves planning and management. Bringing inquiry concepts, process, and practice closer to the users, this title is a must have for any development practitioner interested in better understanding and documenting the results of development aid on the ground.