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Results: Four Reasons Countries Establish M&E Institutions
Results: Donor Roles in Establishing M&E Institutions
Methods: We compared Chile, Colombia, Mexico, South Africa, and Uganda to when and why countries establish M&E institutions. We conducted key informant interviews and reviewed organizational records, legal instruments, published articles and reports, and documents in the public domain to develop a framework for comparison.
Why we did this analysis: Since at least the mid 1990s many donors have been urging countries to embrace M&E. We were aware of a much longer tradition of M&E in many countries and we decided to compare cases where the demand for M&E was domestically produced (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, South Africa) with another case where the process was mainly donor led (Uganda). We wanted to explore why countries do this and investigate some of the factors that seem to make M&E institutions more meaningful in domestic politics. We also wanted to know what roles donors had played and how these might be improved.
Funding: This study was supported by The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research at the World Health Organization. We retained complete editorial control and we alone are responsible for the views expressed.