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February 2020

Call for Proposal: Rapid Evaluation Pilot based on the Design Evaluation of the District Development Model

By | February 17th, 2020|Announcements|

Application Deadline 21 February 2020 Location: South Africa   INTRODUCTION AND PROBLEM STATEMENT 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 [...]

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Pamoja – February 2020

By | February 17th, 2020|news|

Welcome to the latest edition of the Pamoja newsletter. After almost two years in the making, we are particularly proud and excited to report that both Benin and Uganda have adapted the Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT), with Benin being the first to pilot the Tool. Read more about what we are trying to achieve [...]

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January 2020

The African Voice at the IDEAS 2019 Global Assembly

By | January 30th, 2020|Announcements, Blog|

The IDEAS 2019 Global Assembly and 3rd International Conference on Evaluating Environment and Development took place in Prague from 2nd to 4th October 2019. It brought together M&E Practioners and political officials to deliberate on issues around the themes of:  the use of evaluation for transformative change; evaluating environment and development; transition experiences and best [...]

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MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT TOOL (MPAT): PROCESSUS DE MISE EN ŒUVRE ET RESULTATS

By | January 24th, 2020|Announcements, Blog|

    Depuis les années 2000, le Bénin a revu son système de gestion de la performance et est passé d'un système de gestion basé sur les ressources à une gestion basée sur les résultats. À cette fin, le pays a revu ses outils et son approche de la gestion de la fonction publique. Cependant, [...]

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Recruitment opportunity: Twende Mbele Administrator

By | January 22nd, 2020|Announcements, Opportunities|

Applications close February 10th. Applicants are requested to send a 2-page CV and motivation letter to cara.waller@wits.ac.za Administrator Introduction Twende Mbele is a multi-country programme aiming to strengthen National Evaluation Systems of African countries. It currently consists of government partners from six different countries (South Africa, Benin, Niger, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda), and two technical [...]

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December 2019

EXPERIENCE IN DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING A COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

By | December 9th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|

By Florence Mbabazi Background Instituted in 2017, the Directorate of Monitoring, Evaluation and Inspection (DMEI), in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), is mandated to monitor and evaluate government policies, programs and projects across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions. This mandate is ensured through generating evidence (eg. data) on government interventions, good practices, challenges, [...]

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November 2019

Elements of a successful ECB intervention in Africa: Participant’s perceptions.

By | November 27th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|

Introduction The last decade has witnessed the growth in accountability, especially on the side of donors who demand to understand how their funds were utilized to deliver respective results. This has led to a precedent increase in the demand of employees with skills in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). Expertise not only increases projects delivery, it [...]

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The Ghana Public Sector and M&E Culture

By | November 25th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|

In 2017 the Government of Ghana added a new tool to its development process by establishing the ministries for Planning (MoP) and for Monitoring and Evaluation (MoME). The MoME and the NDPC (National Development and Planning Commission) and the local M&E Association – the Ghana National Monitoring and Evaluation Forum (GMEF) - have developed a [...]

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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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