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The African Voice at the IDEAS 2019 Global Assembly

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 [...]

By | January 30th, 2020|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on The African Voice at the IDEAS 2019 Global Assembly

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

    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, [...]

By | January 24th, 2020|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT TOOL (MPAT): PROCESSUS DE MISE EN ŒUVRE ET RESULTATS

EXPERIENCE IN DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING A COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

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, [...]

By | December 9th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on EXPERIENCE IN DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING A COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

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

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 [...]

By | November 27th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on Elements of a successful ECB intervention in Africa: Participant’s perceptions.

The Ghana Public Sector and M&E Culture

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 [...]

By | November 25th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on The Ghana Public Sector and M&E Culture

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

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 [...]

By | August 19th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on New blog: How “Practical” or “Useful” are Rapid Evaluation, Really? – By Khotso Tsotsotso

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

  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. [...]

By | August 12th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on Latest blog: “Evidence informed decision making amidst competing priorities in the public sector”- by Kachero Benjamin

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

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 [...]

By | June 21st, 2019|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on Strengthening Systems of Evidence in Parliaments: A side event at the AfrEA conference, 2019.

Global Parliaments and the Colombo Declaration

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 [...]

By | January 9th, 2019|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on Global Parliaments and the Colombo Declaration

#Evidence2018 insights

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 | December 5th, 2018|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on #Evidence2018 insights