Managing for Development Results Principles in Action:

on Emerging Good Practice

2nd Edition - (Final) - May 2007

Emerging Good Practice in Managing for Development Results (MfDR) provides readers with a unique opportunity to learn about how MfDR works in action. This 2nd Edition builds on the first by offering readers a new selection of country cases, developed through the OECD/DAC regional Mutual Learning Initiatives and other notable emerging examples of good practice for MfDR.

Managing for Development Results requires the participation and commitment of all development partners and practitioners: from committed political leadership, to a strong public sector, to an empowered civil society. This Second Edition of the Sourcebook is therefore structured to address three target audiences: (i) political decisionmakers and management; (ii) technical and institutional practitioners; and 3) civil society and the private sector. The new Sourcebook provides readers with an opportunity to observe MfDR in action. It presents readers with 14 new cases that were selected from the OECD/DAC Regional Mutual Learning Initiatives (MLIs) – regional workshops where countries discussed their experiences with managing for development results, as well as other sources. Each case is considered to be an outstanding or innovative case of MfDR in practice. Not all cases present complete pieces of work – in fact, the emphasis is to show effective and successful process. The cases show that all three constituencies need to be fully engaged in the process, if MfDR is to evolve from words and protocols to concrete actions and from blueprint plans to implementation reality.

Each case is divided into five sections, allowing readers to access areas of specific interest and to compare approaches across cases. The five sections are: i) Introduction - establishing the context, i.e., why was it decided to use an MfDR approach? Where did the impetus come from?; ii) Application - What does MfDR look like in action? How are policy objectives translated into a results framework? Once you have buy-in, how do you move forward?; iii) Problem solving - issues of note that arose during implementation and mitigation strategies; iv) Results - What did using an MfDR approach achieve? Is there a possibility to replicate the process? What tool can the readers use to implement a similar MfDR framework in their countries?; v) Conclusion - Where will the project/program go from here?

Download Specific Sections:


I. Introduction

II. Emerging Good Practice of MfDR for Political Decision Makers & Senior Management

III. Emerging Good Practice of MfDR for Technical Practitioners

IV. Emerging Good Practice of MfDR in Civil Society & the Private Sector

V. Conclusions