M&E Culture in the Public Service of Benin, Uganda and South Africa
One of Twende Mbele’s projects was a survey of the state of performance M&E culture in national departments in the three countries, tracking progress as they strengthened their M&E systems. This chapter draws on this research and integrates other literature to critically analyse the context for using evidence in African governments. The research findings describe the organisational context of the three governments, building on the analytical framework guiding this book in Chapter 3, particularly the component on context drawn from Politics and Ideas (Weyrauch et al., n.d.).
The purpose of the research was to assess the state of performance M&E culture in the three participating governments by seeing how each country’s various M&E systems interact to improve performance and accountability, with a specific focus on policy, approach, concepts, framework and organisational arrangements in the public sector in Benin, South Africa and Uganda.