May 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Multi stakeholder processes; the social infrastructure for development

Dear Hannah,

In response to your question here a methodological note on the Multi Stakeholder program Rwanda: Strengthening the Joint Action Development Forums. Not exactly on result-based budgeting… but definitely part of the overall process to come to a result-based budgeting.

The Multi stakeholder forums program started with very simple principles/notions:

• People need to talk, exchange experiences, learn together, connect, build trust and a sense of togetherness… Continue

Added by Michiel Verweij on May 31, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

21st UN/INTOSAI Interregional Symposium

Start Date: Jul 13, 2011

End Date: Jul 15, 2011

Venue: Vienna, Austria


The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), through its Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), and the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) have organized twenty interregional seminars and symposia since 1971. These have covered over…


Added by UNPAN on May 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Workshop on Engaging Citizens to Enhance Public Service Delivery and Strengthen Accountability

Start Date: Jul 11, 2011

End Date: Jul 13, 2011

Venue: Vienna, Austria


This Workshop will explore how the engagement of citizens—and their organizations in civil society and the private sector—can contribute to improve public accountability in the delivery of public services. The goal of the Workshop is to enhance knowledge and build a shared understanding of what participatory institutions,…


Added by UNPAN on May 27, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Expert Group Meeting on Citizens Engagement to Enhance Public Service Delivery

Start Date: Jul 07, 2011

End Date: Jul 08, 2011

Venue: Vienna, Austria


The goal of this EGM is to update global knowledge in the field of citizens engagement to enhance public service delivery, with particular attention to ways in which participatory approaches are being used in countries around the world to strengthen public sector accountability and prevent corruption. This objective is of… Continue

Added by UNPAN on May 27, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Do outputs in Output-Based Aid (OBA) projects contribute to development outcomes?

In our last few posts, we emphasized that Output-Based Aid (OBA) makes tracking outputs delivered automatic since monitoring is an integral part of project design. The Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) makes it easy to get up-to-date information on the progress of these outputs through its public online database – “OBA Data” ( However, while OBA’s built-in accountability mechanisms are important, ultimately, outputs, such…


Added by GPOBA on May 24, 2011 at 3:06am — No Comments

Results Story: Increasing Access to functioning scientific equipment in economically developing countries

PRISM (Procurement, installation, service, maintenance and use of scientific equipment)

Researchers in economically developing countries often…


Added by Cecilia Öman on May 20, 2011 at 4:22am — No Comments

AfCoP National Chapters Initial Results

This report traces the contribution of CoPs in fostering a culture result and shows how National Chapters are active in a wide range of sectors at the country level. In addition, it provides an estimate of the number of people who participated in National Chapter Capacity Building activities. To date, nearly…


Added by Mwiranga on May 14, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Kenya - Capacity Building for Participatory Management of Water Resources

The Republic of Kenya enacted its water sector reforms in 2002. In 2006, the University of Siegen and Kenyatta University started the formation and training of two pilot catchment areas in “Integrated Watershed Management” (IWM). This has enhanced public participation in the implementation of the national water sector strategy in the whole country.




Kenya was at the brink of a water disaster as the rainfall became unpredictable. Most of…


Added by Cush Ngonzo Luwesi on May 14, 2011 at 6:15am — No Comments

Rwanda. Performance-Based Financing for Health

In 2002, two Dutch international non‑governmental organizations (NGOs) – CORDAID and Health NET – introduced performance-based financing (PBF) in five health districts of Rwanda, to tie financial support from the NGOs to the achievement of quantitative results. In 2005, in a health district support project, Belgian technical cooperation experimented with PBF, adding quality to the mix. Early in 2006, when the projects of the two NGOs were coming to an end, ministerial authorities decided to…


Added by Louis Rusa on May 13, 2011 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Somalia - Empowering Communities to Freely Decide on the Planning & Implemention of their Development Projects

Since 2008, the Somalia Community-Driven Recovery and Development (CDRD) Project has assisted 128 communities to participatorily prioritize their development projects into Community Action Plans (CAPs) and democratically elect separate and representative planning and implementing bodies. The latter have so far translated 48.3% of the CAP priorities into 194 concrete development projects that are aligned with government plans for the respective… Continue

Added by Fred Tabung on May 11, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The AfCoP Reaches the 2000 Members Mark!

The AfCoP has just hit in April the 2,000 members mark. It took two years and half to reach 1,000 members, but only a little over a year to cross the 2,000 threshold! Over the past 15 months, an average of 70 new members joined the AfCoP every month.




Added by African CoP on May 11, 2011 at 12:35am — No Comments

AfCoP Comes Together to Put A Spotlight On Results in Africa - Fourth Annual Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, May 23-25

The African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR), the Government of Kenya and the Kenyan Community of Practice (CoP) on MfDR are jointly organizing the 2011 AfCoP Annual Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 23-25, followed by a two-day training on performance budgeting organized by…


Added by African CoP on May 6, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Price Freeze as a Policy to Control Inflation in Ethiopia



Price Freeze as a Policy to Control Inflation in Ethiopia


Ethiopia being referred as free market economy, since 1995 when the current government took power from the socialist party, has been following different scenarios to stabilize the economy which is assumed led by the interaction of demand and supply. It has been difficult to economists to evaluate the impact of the socialist economic system (1974-1995) in the country due to the political…


Added by seyfe tadesse on May 4, 2011 at 4:26am — No Comments

Call for Proposals for Research Grant

CIGI’s Africa Initiative (AI) announces a call for proposals for its research grants competition. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 31, 2011. Winners of this competition will be notified by August 1, 2011. A subsequent competition is planned for 2012.


Applicants must submit a completed application form, research proposal, and CV to on or before the deadline. Application forms can be…


Added by Cyril Parirenyatwa on May 4, 2011 at 1:18am — No Comments

Zambia - In the Driver’s Seat WASH Capacity Development in the Copperbelt

Over 330,000 people in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province are challenged by low water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) coverage. Although WASH service delivery is the responsibility of local governments in Zambia, most lack capacity to deliver sustainable services. SNV Zambia and UNICEF Zambia jointly built local government capacity to operate and maintain 390 new boreholes, rehabilitate water points and expand sanitation coverage.



Local ownership of…


Added by Dr. Onward Samuel Mandebvu on May 3, 2011 at 3:42am — No Comments

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