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...
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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Introduction Over the years there has been a shift in the use of evaluations, from a donor dominated space to, in recent years, an increased use by both governments and parliaments. Parliaments represent the bridge between the state and its citizens, so the use of evaluations by Parliamentarians for increasing accountability can be seen as [...]
A number of evaluation recommendations in government are not fully implemented due to a host of constraints, and thus the opportunity for learning and improvement are lost. These relate to time-constraints (delays in completing evaluations), financial challenges (evaluations are costly) and the lack of human capacity (general lack of experienced evaluators in the country). Additionally, [...]
In a recent panel discussion at the #Evidence2018 conference in Pretoria, South Africa, panellists from Benin, Uganda and South Africa, discussed how government institutions made use of evidence for better informed policy-making. The panel discussion titled: Cross-Governmental Panel Discussion: Sharing Institutional Insights into Evidence Informed Policy-Making Approaches in Africa, also delved deeper into governmental landscapes [...]
By: Mokgophana Ramasobana and Nozipho Ngwabi The blog titled “Made in Africa Evaluation: Africa’s novel approach towards its developmental paths (Part 1) provided an historical overview on some of the initiatives proposed to pioneer the MAE concept by various African scholars and evaluation practitioners. These include Prof. Zenda Ofir, Prof. Bagele Chilisa, Dr. Sukai Prom [...]
Coordinateur pays: Bénin Twende Mbele recherche des candidats qualifiés pour le poste de coordinateur de pays: Bénin. Ce poste est basé à Cotonou et obligera le / la titulaire à maîtriser l'anglais et le français. Le rôle des coordonnateurs de pays du Bénin est de gérer la coordination, l’administration et les activités techniques du programme [...]
En raison d'un certain nombre de demandes de prolongation, la date limite de soumission des résumés pour la 9ème conférence internationale d'AfrEA a été repoussée au lundi 26 novembre 2018. La 9ème Conférence internationale de 2019 de l’AfrEA aura lieu du 11 au 15 mars 2019 à Abidjan, en Côte d'Ivoire. Le thème de cette conférence [...]
Due to a number of requests for an extension, the submission deadline for Abstracts for the 9th AfrEA International Conference has been extended to Monday 26 November 2018 The 9th AfrEA International Conference 2019 will be taking place on 11 – 15 March 2019 in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. The theme for this conference is “Accelerating Africa’s Development: Strengthening National [...]