Policy Support Through Modeling and Evaluation: Methodological Challenges and Practical Solutions, Ousmane Badiane, Christian Henning, and Eva Krampe

The book closes with two chapters summarizing the central practical policy
implications of the presented scientific work. In particular, M. Johnson discusses
how quantitative policy monitoring and evaluation systems can be translated into political action based on the empirical example of the strategic analysis and knowledge support system (SAKSS) implemented within CAADP (Chapter “Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (SAKSS) : Translating Evidence into Action”).

In Chapter “Lessons Learned and Future Challenges”, C. Henning and O. Badiane present lessons learned for practical policy implementations by highlighting the book’s main findings in the areas of economic modeling of growth-poverty and policy-growth linkages, as well as political economy modeling of participatory policy processes. Beyond presenting innovative methodological approaches, the empirical studies in this book also shed light on the role of voters, stakeholders, and donors in participatory policy processes, and provide convincing evidence that beyond constitutional rules, policy beliefs and policy network structures are important determinants of government performance.

The chapter also highlights the future outlook and challenges to the modeling and evaluation of policies and political processes.


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Crédits: AK-Project