Experiences from the results agenda: Big Push Forward Survey

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***ALTHOUGH THE INITIAL PERIOD FOR THIS SURVEY HAS CLOSED, THE SURVEY WILL REMAIN LIVE AND WE WELCOME FURTHER RESPONSES. WHILE THEY WILL NO LONGER FEED INTO THE DOCUMENTATION FOR THE APRIL CONFERENCE, WE HOPE TO USE FURTHER STORIES TO AN UPDATED ANALYSIS AFTER THE CONFERENCE. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY REPLIED.***

This survey has been designed by the organisers of the Big Push Forward in preparation for next April’s conference on the Politics of Evidence. The results agenda is much discussed, but we lack a body of evidence about practical experiences to understand its effects on achieving development goals. We are therefore seeking to learn more about the positive and negative experiences in relation to the ‘results agenda’ from people working in the development sector.

The term 'results agenda' is used here to describe planning, monitoring and evaluation processes that focus on the measurement of the impact, results and/or value for money of development projects. The results agenda leads to a strong orientation around specific measurements (intended / actual) as required by a donor, headquarters or a 'senior' partner organisation. The results agenda influences all stages in the decision-making, design, implementation and evaluation processes of planned development activities.

We are interested in any practical experiences, including both constructive suggestions and examples of effective practice as well as negative experiences. While this is directed to those receiving funds to implement development projects, we're interested in experiences of good/bad practice from donors, consultants and others with experiences of the results agenda too.

Any information provided will be kept confidential, unless otherwise signalled. The Big Push Forward will not release any information about specific examples without permission, although the aggregated information will be used in the course of the politics of evidence conference to inform the types of practical positive and negative experiences from results-based management. We understand that these issues are sensitive. Please provide answers to any of the questions to the extent that you are comfortable. We also include check-boxes on p.1 (questions 7 and 8) which allow you to agree for us to contact you.

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