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Measuring governance and service delivery in safety net programs

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  • Rubio, Gloria M.
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    This paper develops a framework to assess organizational performance in the delivery of social safety nets. Specifically, it provides guidance to task teams and program managers for identifying indicators of governance and service quality in targeted cash transfer programs. The paper identifies governance issues along the results chain of service delivery and suggests policyand performance indicators for assessing program inputs, human resources, financing and resource management; and program activities, operational procedures, Management Information Systems (MIS) and control. It also suggests indicators of organizational performance and the quality of outputs, including demand-side accountability mechanisms.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 64633.

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    Date of creation: 01 Sep 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:64633

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    Keywords: Governance Indicators; National Governance; Public Sector Expenditure Policy; Public Sector Corruption&Anticorruption Measures; Safety Nets and Transfers;

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    1. Lewis, Maureen & Pettersson, Gunilla, 2009. "Governance in health care delivery : raising performance," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5074, The World Bank.
    2. Kaufmann, Daniel & Kraay, Aart, 2007. "Governance indicators : where are we, where should we be going ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4370, The World Bank.
    3. Fiszbein, Ariel & Ringold, Dena & Rogers, F. Halsey, 2011. "Making services work : indicators, assessments, and benchmarking of the quality and governance of public service delivery in the human development sectors," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5690, The World Bank.
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