By Aline Coudouel, Marcus Cox, Markus Goldstein, Nigel Thornton, Tara Bedi
This quantity offers classes at the layout and functioning of such tracking platforms, in line with the event of twelve Poverty relief procedure (PRS) nations. the point of interest is at the institutional preparations of PRS tracking platforms - the foundations and strategies which convey some of the actors and tracking actions jointly in a coherent diagnostic software, and a precis of the location in twelve PRS nations.
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Additional info for Beyond the Numbers: Understanding the Institutions for Monitoring Poverty Reduction Strategies
2 Organizing the Supply Side of PRS Monitoring T his chapter addresses the challenges involved in putting in place a coherent system for monitoring both the implementation of a poverty reduction strategy (PRS) and the impact of the strategy on poverty. Broadly speaking, this is the supply side of the monitoring equation. The chapter covers the process of designing and implementing a system and some of the more important organizational choices. Chapter 3 examines the other side of the equation: the use of the information and data gathered by the system.
This body is often also responsible for PRSP implementation as a whole. In terms of monitoring, it typically sets monitoring priorities, approves annual progress reports, and feeds monitoring outputs to the government. 2. A coordination unit or secretariat, responsible for coordinating monitoring activities, convening interagency meetings, compiling data, and drafting reports. It may be located within the office of the president or prime minister, or in a ministry of finance or planning, and it usually contains a small number of dedicated staff.
The balance among these functions varies in different countries. Among the countries studied, the African systems are oriented more toward poverty monitoring (measurement of indicators of impact), which has been the focus of donor support in recent years. By contrast, the Latin American systems are influenced by strong civil society mobilization around debt relief and the use of funds from the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative and tend to focus on accountability in public expenditure.
Beyond the Numbers: Understanding the Institutions for Monitoring Poverty Reduction Strategies by Aline Coudouel, Marcus Cox, Markus Goldstein, Nigel Thornton, Tara Bedi