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Measuring the Effective Role of Public Sector Monitoring and Evaluation in Promoting Good Governance in Uganda: Implications from the Ministry of Local Government

James Ojok, Benon C. Basheka
Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review | Vol 4, No 3 | a122 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/apsdpr.v4i3.122 | © 2016 James Ojok, Benon C. Basheka | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 December 2016 | Published: 01 December 2016

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James Ojok, Uganda Technology & Management University, Uganda
Benon C. Basheka, Uganda Technology & Management University, Uganda

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Abstract

The general objective of the study was to examine effectiveness of the role of public sector monitoring and evaluation in promoting good governance in Uganda, with a focus on Ministry of Local Government. Specifically, the study sought to: examine out how effective role of M&E accountability, M&E Management Decision, M&E Organisational learning in promoting good governance and draw lessons from practice, and provide a recommendation to better inform the implementation strategy of M&E in the Ministry of Local Government. A case study design was used and both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques were employed. The respondents comprised of staff of the Ministry of Local Government and Office of the Prime Minister. Quantitative data was analysed using correlation and percentages while qualitative data was analysed using content analysis. The study revealed that M&E accountability, M&E management decision and M&E organisation learning had significant role in promoting good governance in the Ministry of Local Government. It was therefore concluded that M&E enhanced accountability, management decision and organisation learning and promoted good governance. The study recommended that M&E should not only be tied to nominal compliance but should support evidence-based decision making. M&E should be properly institutionalised, funded and located so as to mediate policy process, planning and service delivery.

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Monitoring and Evaluation; Accountability; Good Governance; Challenges; Decentralisation; Uganda

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