Weaknesses in monitoring practices in relation to performance and accountability principles: promoting joint monitoring could be a solution in developing countries


  • François-Xavier de Perthuis de Laillevault


monitoring, evaluation, development, international assistance, Aid effectiveness


This article discusses monitoring capacity in the education sector of developing countries to meet the demands of the Ministry of Education for evidence-based data to meet performance and accountability principles supported by the Open Government partnership. This article is based on a case study in a developing country that illustrates an example of limits of monitoring practice characterized by a lack of financial and human resources and also an uncompleted decentralization process. It concludes with original recommendations based on internal dynamics that promote joint monitoring processes and practices to improve monitoring capacity for employing Open Government principles in local development and to strengthen monitoring and evaluation capacities at a national level.





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