Participatory Learning and Action: Monitoring and Evaluation and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Studies in Rural Participation Series
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  • Author :Amitava Mukherjee
  • Year of Publication :2004
  • ISBN: :9788180691065
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVI, 425
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Developmental Studies, Sociology

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About the Book :

This book is a comprehensive treatise on "Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation". It brings out the critical difference between Traditional Monitoring and Evaluation using 'PLA Tools' and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation while focusing attention on both these two monitoring and evaluation systems. It discusses what is 'participatory monitoring and evaluation' (PM&E), steps in PM&E and some of the tools that may be used. It demonstrates the use of PLA tools in the evaluation of an integrated rural development project, in impact assessment villages hits by disasters, in evaluating (in the orthodox sense) developmental organization, in evaluating a primarily agricultural development project, and in 'participatory Evaluation' of a system of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation established for housing projects in Nepal and Sri Lanka. The book then is a combination of conceptual specification of PM&E, four case Studies from India of evaluation of different kinds of development project) where participatory tools have been used for traditional evaluation and two case studies on participatory evaluation from Nepal and Sri Lanka. The book will be of immense use in understanding Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation on the one part vis-a-vis Monitoring and Evaluation using PLA tools on the other part. Readers will get a glimpse of how the two systems of evaluation can be carried out in different kinds of projects and environments. It will be of great value to development workers, development organizations, international donors, government departments engaged in M&E and serious students of development economics.

About Author :

Amitava Mukherjee had a distinguished academic career, educated at Ranchi University, Houston, University of South Florida, Tampa. Department of Economics and the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, USA; the School of oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science, London. Dr. Mukherjee held the chair in Economics and Planning, and co-ordinated the Faculty in the Centre for Micro Planning & Regional Studies at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie; was Advisor and Project Head of the planning Commission Project on decentralized planning. He has been a consultant to various international and UN agencies including FAO, Rome; UNDP UNESCAP. He is currently the Chief Technical Advisor, Pro-Poor Public Private Partnership, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the pacific, Bangkok. He is a life member of the Indian Econometric Society, the Regional Science Association of India the Indian Economic Association, and of the Royal Economic Society, England. Dr. Mukherjee has numerous papers and over thirty books to his credit. His contribution to decentralized planning and participatory development is internationally recognized.