I had prepared a short note for a group focused on electoral reforms. The first few lines of the note follow
We are concerned citizens who are not experts seeking simple solutions to monitoring the performance of our elected representatives.
To us the system should
- Be fair and unbiased with high data integrity
- The data collection burden should be minimal
- The performance system should help in achieving the national goals of better governance and quicker development
- It should follow the “KISS” principle ( Keep it Short and Simple)
With these in mind we have prepared this paper for use by the Election Commission. We believe that the performance monitoring is an integral part of the mission of the Election Commission and therefore they are the body that should be funded and charged with responsibility of developing and then continually improving the system.
For those who want to read the full note it is avaliable in my Slideshare area. This is just a starting point for anyone who wants to work in this area. I have limited expertise in this area so am unlikely to get actively involved beyond sharing this note.