Result-based Management Implementation for Outcomes: An Agenda for action for developing countries

Dear CoP-Africa Members,

Here I present my paper, which I have mentioned in one of my previous postings at this forum. I have also provided a link to the paper at CoP MfDR Asia and Pacific. Please have a look, and then may raise your questions, comments, observations, your own work level experience, share your own practices in this context. I will try to respond to your queries, related to RBM in general and with developing countries context specifically.............

As we all know that Managing for Development Results (MfDR) is an emerging, and increasingly important concept, which focuses on monitoring of results and outcomes in the development process, rather than inputs. In this direction, many developing countries have started to introduce Results-based Management (RBM) in several key sectors and sub-sectors. The integration of results-based elements into planning and formulation, as well as the monitoring and evaluation system are increasingly becoming popular in developing countries and pose a new challenge to improve performance for progress towards outcomes. The strategies devised and problems identified for implementation in public sector have mainly focused on technical, organizational and some behavioral bearers. Though technical rigor and organizational strengthening are at the core of RBM implementation, yet the role of human behavior needs special attention for continuous improvement. Behavioral factors of capacity and performance involve intangible concepts such as motivation, attitudes, and values that people hold related to performance improvement. Influencing many of these behavioral factors along with technical and organizational practices will be required to implement Result-based Management. Therefore sustainable performance improvement is more likely to result from a strategy that focuses in harmony on three ‘determinants of performance’ in a continuum. This paper analyzes the interaction among these determinants with special focus on behavior and proposes an agenda for action to implement RBM in developing countries through enclave approach.

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Dear All,

In 2008, on request of World Bank as a requirement for Poverty Reduction Support Credit to Pakistan, I conducted a study “Health system Performance Assessment” and therefore ranking of all districts based on performance. Due to lack of consistent methodologies for developing countries for performance assessment, I have come up with a very simple and innovative methodology with result accuracy of 95% plus. The assessment report was published by MOH and I also presented this methodology during our CoP meeting in Srilanka during last November.

A very short version of this report and proposed methodology has also been included in Source Book 2009 published by ADB Headquarter.

I would like to share this simple and innovative methodology used for performance scoring and therefore ranking of various geographically defined units based on their performance or even service delivery units/outlets within a district or region. The methodology is equally applicable to almost all social sectors like education, water and sanitation provided secondary data is available on key performance indicators.

A computer literate person with common skills to use MS Excel spreadsheet can use this methodology and generate performance ranking. The results generated by this method were confirmed by a high level technical committee constituted by MOH (like Z-Scoring, Probit Model etc).

This simple method seems to be very useful in resource constraint settings.

Thanks

Best regards

Sohail
Dear Dr. Sohail,

Thank you very much for sharing this with the African CoP on MfDR! I am attaching the short version of the report you mentioned so that members can easily access it. Please note that this is an excerpt from the Asian CoP Sourcebook which is available here

Thank you,
Daphne Leger
AfCoP Secretariat
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Dear Daphne,

Thanks for sharing the shortest version of my study paper. Actually, due to constraints in availability of space in the source book, I was asked to eliminate methodological details, which were very useful and relevant for the researchers. Therefore, it will be difficult for the reader to understand: how coverage and Co-coverage domains were created? How various performance indices and Combined Performance Index were generated to rank the districts?. If any colleague needs to discuss, I will be happy to share on the CoP African forum.

Best Regards

Sohail Amjad


Daphne Leger said:
Dear Dr. Sohail,

Thank you very much for sharing this with the African CoP on MfDR! I am attaching the short version of the report you mentioned so that members can easily access it. Please note that this is an excerpt from the Asian CoP Sourcebook which is available here

Thank you,
Daphne Leger
AfCoP Secretariat
Dear Colleagues,

I have replaced shorter PPT with this one, which was shared during CoP-MfDR meeting in Colombo, Srilanka. I hope this will be useful.

Regards

Dr. Sohail Amjad said:
Dear All,

I hope this brief presentation may also help to understand study methodology.

Thanks

Regards

Dr. Sohail Amjad said:
Dear Daphne,

Thanks for sharing the shortest version of my study paper. Actually, due to constraints in availability of space in the source book, I was asked to eliminate methodological details, which were very useful and relevant for the researchers. Therefore, it will be difficult for the reader to understand: how coverage and Co-coverage domains were created? How various performance indices and Combined Performance Index were generated to rank the districts?. If any colleague needs to discuss, I will be happy to share on the CoP African forum.

Best Regards

Sohail Amjad


Daphne Leger said:
Dear Dr. Sohail,

Thank you very much for sharing this with the African CoP on MfDR! I am attaching the short version of the report you mentioned so that members can easily access it. Please note that this is an excerpt from the Asian CoP Sourcebook which is available here

Thank you,
Daphne Leger
AfCoP Secretariat
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