Publication: Institutionalizing M&E systems in Latin American and Caribbean Countries
del Villar, Azul
Countries are driving the efforts to institutionalize monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. Through the promotion of knowledge-sharing, and by taking stock of current M&E systems, fostering South-South collaboration, raising awareness through presentations, and, by launching an informal regional network, the note reviews the cases of Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. It became evident from country experiences, that there is no single "destination" for countries. Some stress a system of performance indicators, while others focus on conducting evaluations (program reviews or rigorous impact evaluation (IE). And while some countries have created a whole of government approach driven by finance, or planning ministries, others are more focused on sector M&E systems. One key characteristic of most of the systems that are now at different stages of implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is that they are country-led efforts to institutionalize M&E, rather than donor-driven.
“Burdescu, Ruxandra; del Villar, Azul; Mackay, Keith; Rojas, Fernando; Saavedra, Jaime. 2005. Institutionalizing M&E systems in Latin American and Caribbean Countries. PREM Notes; No. 102. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/fe65ca88-2883-5e20-8fb8-61911b073056 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”