III-d Monitoring and Evaluating Governance in Africa

This interactive two-day workshop prepares participants to define and understand governance in Africa as well as explore various techniques to measure it. A new focus on good governance from the 1990s onwards put pressure on African states to inter alia, implement the Millennium Development Goals, fight poverty, establish sound macro-economic frameworks, conduct democratic elections, fight corruption, and establish people-centered, decentralized service delivery mechanisms underpinned by sound systems of public administration. The workshop examines various methodologies which have been employed to monitor and evaluate African governance systems, including the African Peer Review mechanism and the Ibrahim Index of African Governance. A case study of the Public Service Commission of South Africa’s governance monitoring and evaluation instruments will also be presented and participants will be invited to identify appropriate governance indicators and how best to measure them.

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