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Managing development programs: management strategies and project interventions in six African agricultural projects

by White, L.G; AID, Washington, D.C. (EUA) .
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: E14 W582 Series: AID Evaluation Special Study (AID) no. 38. Publisher: Washington, D.C. (EUA): 1986Description: 50 p.Summary: The purpose of this analysis is twofold. First, it will classify and describe a variety of management strategies used to implement six agricultural and rural development projects in Africa. Second, it will classify and describe the interventions that were used in these same projects to improve the management capacities of developing country institutions and individual managers. The classification of both strategies and interventions is based on a matrix that relates management in three different arenas to five different management activities. The three arenas are the project unit, the related program agencies, and the unit responsible for designing and funding the intervention. The five management activities are leadership, project and program design, systems and relations with the project environment. The study draw on six case studies of projects in which the interventions were designed at least in part to improve management. Each cell of the matrix will be examined in turn. For example, one cell deals with project managers as leaders; another, with management support systems. The analysis poses questions such as what problems did project and program managers confront in carrying out each activity; what strategies did they use to cope with their problems; and how did the interventions improve their ability to cope? The analysis concludes with a series of if-then propositions from the cases to serve as hypotheses for future evaluations and project designs. By building on such findings, evaluations can begin to offer some cumulative evidence about the nature of development management and about how interventions can be designed to improve itSubject(s): PROYECTOS DE DESARROLLO | DESARROLLO AGRICOLA | DESARROLLO RURAL | PROYECTOS AGRICOLAS | ADMINISTRACION DEL DESARROLLO | AFRICA
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