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1. Identify nodes of development fund flow, stakeholders, M&E info needs, suppliers.2. Identify demanders/suppliers, understand nature of demand & supply, satisfaction of demanders and info use for planning & policies.3. Suggestions for evaluation capacity development.


demand side of m e information
Demand side of M&E information

1. General appreciation of need for M&E info to learn lessons, for mid-course corrections.2.Inhouse capacity for ‘M’ info in most ministries. 3. Dissatisfied with evaluation info supply: -quality, quantity & timeliness, uncomfortable findings;4. Some initiate evaluation themselves due to (3).


demand side
Demand Side

5.Examples of follow-up actions exist; more because of enlightened policy makers, planners (call them champions); not so much due to institutionalized mechanisms;

6.Attempt to introduce Outcome Budgeting in 2005-06 was unsuccessful-lack of understanding of the types of reforms required to make it operational.7. Low demand for quality evaluation.


supply side of m e information
Supply side of M&E information

1. Public sector: PEO, SEOs-once strong, now weak-manpower, infrastructure, no investment in human capital. Quality, quantity & timeliness are major issues.2. RIs/Consultants/NGOs: Lack of quality & trained manpower, data quality issues. Inadequate knowledge of program operation. Quantity & timeliness ok-quality(?).


status of impact evaluation
Status of Impact Evaluation

3. Very few quality impact evaluation in India: - stakeholders of impact results operate in a short time horizon and focus on implementation objectives; - difficulty in constructing counterfactuals because of multiplicity of dev. Interventions. Universal coverage. - lack of any formal obligation on part of stakeholders to support it;


status of impact evaluation1
Status of Impact Evaluation

- absence of a credible data bank on evaluation resources;- India’s annual evaluation budget is large; controlled mostly by line Ministries; stakeholders of impact evaluation command a small proportion of it.


why evaluation capacity not strong
Why evaluation capacity not strong?

1. Evaluation (a ritual) primarily for other watchdog agencies, less for self learning;

2. Inadequate linkage between allocation and performance;3. Accountability, transparency missing in development administration (RTI?);4. Public evaluation institutions have become hostage of all India services and alternatives yet to emerge;


why evaluation capacity not strong1
Why evaluation capacity not strong?

5.System of outsourcing studies by public agencies hinders capacity development;-lowest bidders, insufficient time, interference.6. General lack of confidence in B-C ratio of evaluation. DESI/IRMED & IDRC –a study to bring out the status of development evaluation in India.