In April of 2007 the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development (CONEVAL) and its partners the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Public Administration in Mexico rolled out the government's new vision for the role of evaluation in government. This vision included the introduction of a diversified menu of evaluations designed to provide decision makers with performance measurement tools which would be relevant in decision making processes and tailored to the specific needs of different actors including the president, congress, line ministries, program staff and the public.
A series of “Expert Roundtables on Innovative Performance Measurement Tools” was organized at the World Bank between September 2008 and February 2009 to discuss in depth a selection of the evaluations a) executive evaluations b) process evaluation and c) indicators evaluation, introduced by the Mexican government in 2007 and put them in the context of other international performance measurement experiences.
|Introduction to Mexican Evaluation Initiative and the work of the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development.|
CONSISTENCY AND RESULTS EVALUATION:
Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director of CONEVAL,
PROGRAM ASSESTMENT RATING TOOL:
United States of America
John Pfeiffer, Office of Management and Budget
EXECUTIVE EVALUATION- E2:
Bertha Briceño, Director of Evaluation of Public Policy, National Department of Planning
Gabriela Pérez Yarahuán, Adjunct Director of Evaluation of CONEVAL.
Ívico Ahumada Lobo
Guadalupe Ruiz Cuellar
TOOLS FOR INDICATORS:
Gilberto Moncada Vigo, Consultant
THE REAL BOTTOM LINE:
Benchmarking Performance in Poverty Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean
Joao Pedro Wagner de Azevedo, Economist, World Bank
This initiative was funded by a Learning and Knowledge Grant from the Latin American Region and based on a project completed during 2007 and 2008 to support evidence based policy in Mexico with CONEVAL.
The expert roundtables would not have been possible without the contributions of the professionals from the World Bank who agreed to provide comments at each of the roundtables on the performance measurement tools. We would like to thank Laura Rawlings (HDNSP), Maria Beatriz Orlando (LCSPP), Keta Ruiz (ECSPS), Luis Andres (LCSSD), Nidhi Khattri (IEGKE), Pedro Arizti (LCSPS), Harry Hatry (Urban Institute), Emmanuel Skoufias (PRMPO), Arianna Legovini (AFTRL), Nick Manning (LCSPS), Jaime Saavedra (LCSPP), Manuel Fernando Castro Quiroz (IEGKE) and Marcelo Giugale (LCSPR) for their valuable input.