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EVALUATION AND EFFECTIVENESS OF ETHICS PROGRAMS. Elia Yi Armstrong UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs IX International Anti-Corruption Conference Ethics Management in the Public Sector Panel Durban, South Africa, 13 October 1999. UN and Evaluation.

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Evaluation and effectiveness of ethics programs

EVALUATION AND EFFECTIVENESS OF ETHICS PROGRAMS

Elia Yi Armstrong

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

IX International Anti-Corruption Conference

Ethics Management in the Public Sector Panel

Durban, South Africa, 13 October 1999


Un and evaluation
UN and Evaluation

  • does NOT evaluate member countries

  • facilitates:

    • exchange of experiences

    • identification of best practices

    • setting benchmarks

  • assists self-evaluations


Evaluation
Evaluation

  • What

  • Why

  • Who

  • How

  • When


What is program evaluation
WHAT is program evaluation?

  • process of measuring against objectives:

    • outputs

    • outcomes

    • impacts


Why carry out evaluation
WHY carry out evaluation?

  • ensure program is having intended effects

  • improve its operations


Who carries out evaluations
WHO carries out evaluations?

  • Agency level and government-wide

    • expert

    • peer

    • self

    • the public


How to learn from other countries
HOW to learn from other countries?

  • look at others with similar backgrounds

  • examine their program components

  • identify best practices

  • adapt and adopt


Public service ethics in africa project
Public Service Ethics in Africa Project

  • comparative study of 10 countries:

    • Cameroon, Gabon, Nigeria, Senegal

    • Kenya, Uganda

    • Madagascar, Mozambique?, Namibia, South Africa

  • joint effort of UNDP Africa/UN DESA


Public service ethics in africa project continued
Public Service Ethics in Africa Project (continued)

  • assist countries to improve ethics programs

    • survey existing ethics policies and programs

    • identify regional best practices

    • set regional benchmarks


When carry out evaluation
WHEN carry out evaluation?

  • agency level: evaluation cycle

  • country level: precipitating factors

    • scandals

    • policy changes

    • modernization

    • indicator of political will


Rabat declaration
Rabat Declaration

  • 2nd Pan-African Conference of Civil Service Ministers

  • 34 countries

  • the African Civil Service: New Challenges, Professionalism and Ethics


Rabat declaration continued
Rabat Declaration (continued)

  • African Public Service Charter

  • Code of Conduct for African Civil Servants

  • reaffirmation of values to promote professionalism and ethics in Africa


Evaluation as opportunity
Evaluation as Opportunity

  • a chance to learn and improve

  • an occasion to share and teach

  • promotion of technical cooperation


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