Upcoming book launch (10 May) – “Public Sector Performance and Development Cooperation in Rwanda: Results-Based Approaches”

10 May 2017, 5pm, Dahrendorf Room, St. Antony’s College, Oxford

Presented by the author, Stephan Klingebiel (co-authors: Victoria Gonsior, Franziska Jakobs, Miriam Nikitka)

This study provides a conceptual framework for analysing Results-Based Approaches to improving public sector effectiveness and efficiency according to their actor constellation and shared characteristics. Though the importance of functioning public sector agencies and organizations for sustainable development is accepted, public sector reform efforts have achieved only modest success. Results-Based Approaches aim at improving public sector performance through the establishment of reward modalities on the domestic and international levels, and the authors evaluate the potential of these approaches to provide an entry point for development cooperation. Applying their framework to empirical data obtained from fieldwork in Rwanda, they analyse the main domestic performance approach – Imhigo – and suggest how this might be strengthened.

Stephan Klingebiel is Department Head (Bilateral and Multilateral Development Policy) at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). His research focuses on political economy of aid, aid and development effectiveness, political economy and governance issues in sub-Saharan Africa, and crisis prevention and conflict management.