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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

From infancy to maturity: Constraints to the “Made in Africa Evaluation” (MAE) concept (Part 2)

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 [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on From infancy to maturity: Constraints to the “Made in Africa Evaluation” (MAE) concept (Part 2)

Parcours de la demande de systèmes d’évaluation gouvernementaux: Une vue de l’Afrique Francophone et du Maroc

Une récente table ronde tenue lors des Journées Bénoises de l’Évaluation, à Cotonou, Bénin, a permis de mieux comprendre certains des facteurs qui affectent l’institutionnalisation des systèmes nationaux d’évaluation en l’Afrique Francophone et du Maroc. Le panel, intitulé ‘Évaluation et perspectives de l’institutionnalisation de la fonction d’évaluation’, a examiné les progrès accomplis dans la mise [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on Parcours de la demande de systèmes d’évaluation gouvernementaux: Une vue de l’Afrique Francophone et du Maroc

Journeys of demand for government evaluation systems: A view from Francophone Africa and Morocco

A recent panel discussion at the Journees Bèninoise de l’Èvaluation Benin, in Cotonou, shed light on some of the factors affecting institutionalisation of national evaluation systems in Francophone West Africa. The panel, ‘Assessment and perspectives of the institutionalization of the evaluation function’, discussed progress in building the systems and structures for a government evaluation system [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on Journeys of demand for government evaluation systems: A view from Francophone Africa and Morocco

Changing the Game for Evaluation Education in Africa: The Collaborative Curriculum Development Project

Introduction Unlike other professions such as accountants or doctors, the field of ‘Monitoring and Evaluation’ is relatively new and non-standardised. Employers and recruiters of M&E staff don’t always know what they’re looking for, and presently in Africa, there is no harmonisation of competencies, resulting in the variable quality of practitioners.  Academic and non-academic training programmes [...]

By | September 3rd, 2018|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on Changing the Game for Evaluation Education in Africa: The Collaborative Curriculum Development Project

Communique from Benin Evaluation Days/Journées béninoises de l’évaluation

This week saw over 300 participants from Africa, the Americas and India converge on Cotonou, Benin to participate in the 5th edition of the Benin Evaluation Week. Participants included evaluation practitioners, researchers, specialists and professionals from the evaluation of public administration, institutions of the Republic of Benin, communities, local authorities, universities, professional organisations and civil [...]

By | August 10th, 2018|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on Communique from Benin Evaluation Days/Journées béninoises de l’évaluation

Determinants of evaluation use among Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Uganda

The need to understand Evaluation use by NGOs This blog draws from research conducted by Elizabeth Asiimwe, a Twende Mbele PhD Fellow at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda, in 2017. The study is premised on the assertion that, although there is a growing discourse on evaluation utilisation for evidence-based policy making in [...]

By | July 2nd, 2018|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on Determinants of evaluation use among Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Uganda

Looking for a Knowledge Management Consultant

Twende Mbele is searching for a Knowledge Management (KM) Consultant to, firstly support the Programme Secretariat in establishing a foundation for knowledge management on M&E topics and experience sharing within the initiative and beyond. Secondly, to compile the Twende learnings for stakeholders of M&E systems in Africa who seek to learn from the experience of others. Click [...]

By | June 27th, 2018|Announcements, Blog|Comments Off on Looking for a Knowledge Management Consultant