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DPRN thematic meeting report 2006 : Measuring results in development

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Abstract: The Development Policy Review Network (DPRN) is a platform for development experts, practitioners and policymakers that organises regional and thematic meetings with a view to bridging the gap between the different groups dealing with international development issues and development cooperation. The 2006 thematic meeting on ‘Measuring results in development’ again deals with a topical issue. In current development practice, ‘results’ are crucial. Funding agencies, the Dutch parliament and the media expect more transparency as regards the output, effects and impact of ‘all those millions spent on development’. Measuring results has also become a major issue in other policy domains, such as health care and education. However, measuring results is controversial in policy circles and scientific circles alike. The questions are what can be measured and how? At what levels? With what confidence? And within what timeframes? Does the emphasis on results not create an enormous bureaucracy? Does an emphasis on result measurement mask the importance of the processes actually resulting in development? Recent reports examine these issues from different perspectives. The 2006 DPRN thematic meeting was meant to discuss and weigh the various viewpoints.
Authors: Ros-Tonen, M.A.F.
Country: Netherlands
Category: Policy
Keywords: development policy , international cooperation , evaluation
Language: eng
Organization: DPRN - Development Policy Review Network
PAGE: 61
Place: [Utrecht]
Publisher: DPRN [etc.]
Year: 2006
Region: Europe
Right: © 2006 DPRN
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Title: DPRN thematic meeting report 2006 : Measuring results in development