In Lessons on Monitoring and Reporting from the MDGs and Other Major Processes, S. Suter and A Fishman from the World Resources Institute (2015) extract lessons from a review of strengths and weaknesses from the monitoring and review of key monitoring frameworks such as of the MDGs, the UN Framework for Climate Change Convention, and the World Trade Organization.
K. Van der Heijden of the World Resources Institute (2015) asserts in “From Count-ability to Accountability” that accountability involves much more than collecting and analyzing data, and provides some good example of accountability mechanisms.
Other suggested readings are:
1. Michael Lipsky's “The Critical Role of Street Level Bureaucrats”
2. Elmore's “Backward Mapping: Implementation Research and Policy Decisions”
3. Robert D. Behn's “Management by Groping Along”
4. Whitaker, Altman-Sauer, and Henderson's “Mutual Accountability Between Government and Nonprofits: Moving Beyond “Surveillance” to “Service.”
5. Heinrich's “Do Government Bureaucrats Make Effective Use of Performance Management Information?”