Reports and reference guides
4 December 2007
4 Dec 2007
Benchmarking : A Tool to improve the Effectiveness of Monitoring and Evaluation in the Policy Cycle
This report outlines benchmarking techniques, in order to improve the effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation in policy design. The report outlines how benchmarking techniques can help in three distinct ways. First benchmarking can help place an outcome in the next context. Was the achievement good, bad, or indifferent? Second, benchmarking can help assess the reasonableness of targets that may be set. Third, benchmarking can help identify specific regions or subgroups that are exceptionally good or poor results hint at what factors drive performance.