Topic : Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential.
4. Results-based governance ultimately aims to improve government service delivery by giving decision-makers the tools and incentives to craft appropriate policies and programmes. Comment. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Tough
Reference: Live Mint
Why the question:
The United Nations Development Program recently lauded India’s Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) for significant improvements in its outcomes. It is the world’s largest initiative in results-based governance.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about how result-based governance can make public service delivery more effective and efficient in order to achieve broader socio-economic goals.
Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Begin the answer by explaining the concept of result-based governance.
Mention the importance of administrative data to foster systems change and improve lives on the ground and how penetration of technology has aided in the above.
Write in detail about how result-based governance can be used for improving the rigour of existing scheme-supervision processes. Give the case study of Niti Aayog’s Aspirational districts programme (ADP).
Suggest steps improving the rigour of existing scheme-supervision processes and moving towards automation for better efficacy.
Comment on how this can be used at a larger scale to implement better programmes, design robust policies and ultimately transform lives in India.