Master of Political Science, Law and Anthropology
DFG-Research Training Group "WIPCAD"
University of Potsdam
Department of Economics
and Social Sciences
14482 Potsdam, Germany
Office: Campus Griebnitzsee, House 7,
"Negotiating Results-Based Management – Mapping the Culture of Results in the French Development Aid Administration"
M.A. in Political Science, Anthropology and International Law, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany
Baccalauréat, Lycée Marguerite de Navarre, Bourges, France
Intern at the GIZ – Evaluation of the GTZ Approach to Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Participant in a project on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Commit to Partnership and the Forum of Conscience, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Responsible of the Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group of Commit to Partnership
Workshop „Outcome Mapping Master Classes“, Outcome Mapping Community, Brussels
„Evaluation and ist discontents“, Agence Francaise de Dévelopement, Paris
When global principles of organization trickle down to national administrations they are not simply applied or rejected. Rather, they are translated: actors embedded in their local administrative context negotiate their meaning. Current international efforts in the field of development aid to foster and harmonize results-based management under the so-called “results agenda” stumble over local contexts constraining the appropriation of this model of organization. Experts argue that the lack of a “results culture” has hindered the sound implementation of results-based management systems in development aid administrations. I contend instead that the very translation of the results agenda builds up the culture of results of these organizations. In-depth content analysis and geometrical data analysis are employed to systematically explore the distribution of local frames as translations of the results agenda in the French administration of development aid, thereby reconstructing the broader issue culture of results and unveiling the distribution of power amongst frames and framers around results-based management in this sector.