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Public Sector Performance and Development Cooperation in Rwanda

Results-Based Approaches

  • Stephan Klingebiel
  • Victoria Gonsior
  • Franziska Jakobs
  • Miriam Nikitka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Stephan Klingebiel, Victoria Gonsior, Franziska Jakobs, Miriam Nikitka
    Pages 1-13
  3. Stephan Klingebiel, Victoria Gonsior, Franziska Jakobs, Miriam Nikitka
    Pages 15-39
  4. Stephan Klingebiel, Victoria Gonsior, Franziska Jakobs, Miriam Nikitka
    Pages 41-73
  5. Stephan Klingebiel, Victoria Gonsior, Franziska Jakobs, Miriam Nikitka
    Pages 75-86
  6. Stephan Klingebiel, Victoria Gonsior, Franziska Jakobs, Miriam Nikitka
    Pages 87-90
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 91-96

About this book

Introduction

This study provides a conceptual framework for analysing Results-Based Approaches to improving public sector effectiveness and efficiency according to their actor constellation and shared characteristics. Though there is consensus regarding the importance of functioning public sector agencies and organizations for sustainable development, public sector reform efforts have historically only had modest success. Results-Based Approaches aim at improving public sector performance through the establishment of reward modalities on the domestic as well as international levels, and the authors of this work evaluate the potential of these approaches to provide an entry point for development cooperation. Applying their framework to empirical data obtained from fieldwork in Rwanda, they analyse the main domestic performance approach – Imhigo – and suggest how the system might be strengthened.

Stephan Klingebiel is Department Head (Bilateral and Multilateral Development Policy) at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). His research and university teaching focus on political economy of aid, aid and development effectiveness, political economy and governance issues in sub-Saharan Africa, and crisis prevention and conflict management. He is a regular Visiting Professor at Stanford University (Bing Overseas Studies Program, Cape Town) and a visiting lecturer at Philipps University Marburg, Germany.

Victoria Gonsior is a consultant for Public Finance Management at GFA Consulting Group. Previously, she participated in the Postgraduate Training Programme and worked as a researcher at the German Development Institute. Her research and work concentrate on development economics with a focus on public finance.

Franziska Jakobs is a consultant for Governance at GFA Consulting Group, Germany. Previously, she completed the Postgraduate Training Programme and worked as a researcher at the German Development Institute. Her research and work mainly focus on good governance issues, in particular decentralization, public service delivery and local governance.

Miriam Nikitka is a consultant in the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit at GFA Consulting Group. Previously, she participated in the Postgraduate Training Programme at the German Development Institute. Her research and work concentrate on results-based approaches, results-oriented monitoring and complex strategic evaluations.

Keywords

Political Science and International Relations R-BApps Public sector effectiveness Public Sector reform Sustainable development Reward modalities Development cooperation Rwanda Imhigo New Public Management Aid Effectiveness Actor Constellations Performance Indicators Incentive schemes Target setting Monitoring Decentralisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephan Klingebiel
    • 1
  • Victoria Gonsior
    • 2
  • Franziska Jakobs
    • 3
  • Miriam Nikitka
    • 4
  1. 1.German Development InstituteBonnGermany
  2. 2.German Development InstituteBonnGermany
  3. 3.German Development InstituteBonnGermany
  4. 4.German Development InstituteBonnGermany

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