ISBN : 9780190672454
High-quality implementation of foreign aid interventions sometimes requires employee use of contextual information that will be precluded by tight management control. Drawing from over 130 interviews and statistical analysis of a novel database of over 14,000 discrete development projects, Honig finds that top-down controls sometimes undermine development project success.
Part I: The What, Why, and When of Navigation by Judgment
Chapter 1. Introduction - The Management of Foreign Aid
Chapter 2. When to Let Go: The Costs and Benefits of Navigation by Judgment
Chapter 3. Agents - Who Does the Judging?
Chapter 4. Authorizing Environments & the Perils of Legitimacy Seeking
Part II: How Does Navigation by Judgment Fare in Practice?
Chapter 5. How to Know What Works Better, When: Data, Methods, and Empirical Operationalization
Chapter 6. Journey Without Maps - Environmental Unpredictability and Navigation Strategy
Chapter 7. Tailoring Management to Suit the Task - Project Verifiability and Navigation Strategy
Part III: Implications
Chapter 8. Delegation and Control Revisited
Chapter 9. Conclusion - Implications for the Aid Industry & Beyond
Appendix I: Data Collection
Appendix II: Additional Econometric Analysis