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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

We are hiring

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 [...]

By | July 22nd, 2019|Announcements|Comments Off on We are hiring

Offre d’emploi

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 [...]

By | July 15th, 2019|Announcements|Comments Off on Offre d’emploi

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.

gLOCAL Evaluation Week: Gender Responsiveness Webinar

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 [...]

By | May 30th, 2019|Announcements|Comments Off on gLOCAL Evaluation Week: Gender Responsiveness Webinar

Gender equality and social equity called for by African evaluators

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 [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|Announcements|Comments Off on Gender equality and social equity called for by African evaluators

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

Consultant needed for Rapid Evaluations in South Africa

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, [...]

By | December 5th, 2018|Announcements|Comments Off on Consultant needed for Rapid Evaluations in South Africa

#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