Outcome Measurement in Local Governance Programmes: a power dimension

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This paper explores how outcome measurement is understood in several SDC local governance programmes, reviewed in a HELVETAS Learning Project. This critical review assesses the extent to which power issues are recognised, understood and tracked within such programmes and suggests ways to enhance this.  This includes being clear about what power and empowerment mean in a particular context, how the way power is implicitly understood in local government programmes can lead to a focus only the more formal and visible dimensions of power, and how the complexity of power means that a more clearly articulated and power-aware theory of change underpinning the intervention is needed.

Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RE, UK
Face to Face Meeting 2013
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Aswan, Egypt

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