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August 2019

New blog: How “Practical” or “Useful” are Rapid Evaluation, Really? – By Khotso Tsotsotso

By | August 19th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|

There is no doubt that evaluations can play an integral role in decision-making. On the one hand, when the information is accurate, detailed, and insightful; evaluations can help make effective programme decisions, like whether to continue, scale up, discontinue or even, whether to intervene at all.  On the other hand, it is well understood that [...]

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Latest blog: “Evidence informed decision making amidst competing priorities in the public sector”- by Kachero Benjamin

By | August 12th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|

  Background Basic economic theory notes that scarce resources should be optimally utilized which in turn point to a need for evidence-informed decision-making. The availability of evidence should guide decision-makers on adopting government policies that will best meet development imperatives.  Globally there is a clarion call for using existing and new evidence to inform decision-making. [...]

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July 2019

We are hiring

By | July 22nd, 2019|Announcements|

The Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results – Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA), in partnership with Twende Mbele, is embarking on a tracer study to better understand the effects of our work aimed at strengthening evidence use and M&E processes in parliaments over the last three years. The tracer study is specifically looking at the learning [...]

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Offre d’emploi

By | July 15th, 2019|Announcements|

Twende Dans le but de mieux informer les citoyens sur les activités et les résultats de SE, TM a initié un projet dans ses pays partenaires (Afrique du Sud, Bénin, Ghana et l’Ouganda) pour élaborer une stratégie de communication sur le SE au niveau national dans chacun de ces pays. Ce projet aidera les pays partenaires [...]

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Pamoja

By | July 4th, 2019|news|

Welcome to our latest edition of the Pamoja newsletter. We are particularly proud and excited to have extended our partnership with the Hewlett Foundation for another two years. This gesture will deepen the scope of peer learning within the partnership, while allowing partner countries to continue strengthening their national evaluation system. In this edition of [...]

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June 2019

Strengthening Systems of Evidence in Parliaments: A side event at the AfrEA conference, 2019.

By | June 21st, 2019|Announcements, Blog|

Forming part of a side event at the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) conference 2019, the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA), and Twende Mbele hosted a peer-learning Symposium on ‘Strengthening Systems of Evidence in Parliaments’. The symposium reflected on a number of key issues affecting evidence use within parliaments. The discussions [...]

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An African Approach For Gauging The Gender Effectiveness Of National M&E Systems: An IDEV Article

By | June 18th, 2019|news|

The importance of strengthening national evaluation systems is gaining traction with more states investing in developing the evaluation capacity of their institutions and systems for improved program delivery. Embedded in that approach, is the development of homegrown evaluation tools to conduct country-driven evaluations to improve overall government efficiency and effectiveness. Mainstreaming gender into evaluation policies [...]

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May 2019

gLOCAL Evaluation Week: Gender Responsiveness Webinar

By | May 30th, 2019|Announcements|

This webinar brought together practitioners, researchers and experts who have been involved in working on building gender into country level M&E systems. They shared key insights on barriers and enablers to engendering M&E systems by describing the level of gender-responsiveness in key policies and processes in selected African countries and they described how gender dynamics play [...]

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April 2019

Systems of Evidence in African Parliaments

By | April 12th, 2019|news|

Representatives from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, The East African Legislative Assembly, South Africa, Malawi, and Ghana have called for improved research and evidence use in African Parliaments. They were hosted by the Parliament of Uganda for a workshop on research and evidence use in the Parliament Context. Link to interactive presentation...

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March 2019

Gender equality and social equity called for by African evaluators

By | March 27th, 2019|Announcements|

Members of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) have launched a Global Campaign for Gender Equality and Social Equity in Evaluation following the association’s annual event held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire during March. Participants at the event backed a new  12-point declaration, committing to strengthening evaluation culture and practice on the continent and, in particular, enhancing [...]

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