This dictionary's focus is primarily on the operations in which the various functions of government (usually or may) play a role, and the corresponding market and non-market interactions by agencies, organisations and individuals.
These operations must be the primary focus of any Monitoring & Evaluation and Change activities.
Material and Content Scope
The focus is on interactions in the material stratum1, with narrow interfaces with the content such as plans (prescribing what to do when), and recording applications (recording what has happened, for instance for monitoring and evaluation purposes).
Operations are particular to sectors and their localization to conditions, such as geography, ecology and regulations in the countries of the world.
Economies of scale and skill, the economies typically achieved in production systems and supply and distribution chains.
Collective or Individual Action?
Excessive collective action in the operations realm harms competitiveness, innovation and creativity.
The decision monopoly that is characteristic of government or any other collective decision making has a tendency to harm diversity and accumulate more operational tasks than is optimal.
This is a major concern of free market advocates. In the operations realm, individual action and its aggregation in competitive firms tends to yield progressive outcomes.
A role for cooperatives
Cooperative entities may create for their members low hurdle access to multiple critical resources that matter to achieving economies of scale and skill. Such cooperative entities are classified as meso actors in the social architecture.