Monitoring and evaluation of development in a results-based management context: Beyond rationality

Marta Rojas Gregorio

Student thesis: Master thesis


The overall focus of this thesis is the analysis of the implementation of RBM in development organisations of multilateral nature with a focu on M&E systems so as to further our understanding of the influence these systems have in organisational effectiveness. Data has been collected on a primary and secondary basis, respectively through qualitative interviews with key experts and practitioners and a number of reports produced by international organisations and relevant stakeholders. The point of departure has been a literature review on the introduction of RBM in the public and subsequently the development sector. The review has permitted to discover the case of UNDP as critical in adjusting its M&E frameworks towards a results-orientation. UNDP has been considered a critical case enabling for generalisation, particularly because of the agency’s strong commitment to adopt the general principles of RBM throughout all its procedures and operations including M&E. In this respect, UNDP is today positioned as one of the most advanced in its approach to RBM of all international development agencies.

EducationsMSc in Business, Language and Culture, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2008
Number of pages89