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Institutionalising and streamlining development monitoring and evaluation in post-revolutionary Egypt: A readiness primer

Laila El Baradei, Doha Abdelhamid, Nermine Wally
African Evaluation Journal | Vol 2, No 1 | a57 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/aej.v2i1.57 | © 2014 Laila El Baradei, Doha Abdelhamid, Nermine Wally | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 December 2013 | Published: 18 December 2014

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Laila El Baradei, Public Administration, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at the American University, Egypt
Doha Abdelhamid, International Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), Egypt
Nermine Wally, African Evaluation Association, MPA, SciencesPo, France


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Abstract

This research provides first-hand information about the field of development monitoring and evaluation (DME) in Egypt post the 2011 revolution. There is a great need for more effective, informative DME to hold government and development partners accountable for results achieved and meet people’s needs and expectations. Both online and offline interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of 61 representatives of different stakeholder groups working in the field of DME in Egypt. Findings pointed to a lack of interest and understanding of DME, difficulty with accessing data required for satisfactory evaluation and the perceived limited effect of DME work on public policy making. Respondents’ recommendations for enhanced performance included the presence of DME units in all government and NGO programmes, more intensive training to all parties concerned, creation of an umbrella DME agency, allocating of a sufficient budget and advocating for the cause.


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Egypt Monitoring Evaluation Revolution

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