Rapid evaluations are intended to reduce the costs of evaluation projects and the time they take (DPME, 2020). These are evaluations which can produce a result that can feed into policy and practice quickly, but yet is sufficiently robust to provide good guidance for decision-making. They address the need to quickly assess policy/programme/strategy/function delivery, and establish the main performance data, with main recommendations for improvements (Hercules, 2019). And they also help to understand and learn from what works, what doesn’t, when and for whom. But are they really the panacea government thinks they are?
In the last couple of years, with the advancement of methods to doing Rapid Evaluations, many African countries have taken up the opportunities to conduct this type of evaluation for quicker results. This webinar will highlights some of the efforts by these governments.
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