Hoffmann de Carvalho, Mariana: Travel Grant - 2017-2018

College of Human Ecology
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
Project Title: 
Olympic Villages: Strengthening Government Capacity for Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects in Brazil
Project Abstract: 
Developing countries have been intensifying their participation in what is being called South-South Cooperation (SSC) through technology/knowledge transfers, development financing and policy dialogues. Due to the novelty of these relations, there is a growing demand for national governments of the South and partners, such as the United Nations, to promote Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of development programs. My research looks at a particular M&E framework adapted to a social inclusion program intended to promote sports in poor areas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, called “Olympic Villages”. This case allows me to analyze how local government, private sector and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) work together on M&E of public policies. In addition, I will explore the role of the UNDP in strengthening Brazilian institutional capacities and sharing experiences and policies of social development with governments within the Global South. This research project is to partially fulfill my degree of Master of Public Administration (CIPA).