Welcome to our latest edition of the Pamoja newsletter. We are particularly proud and excited to have extended our partnership with the Hewlett Foundation for another two years. This gesture will deepen the scope of peer learning within the partnership, while allowing partner countries to continue strengthening their national evaluation system. In this edition of the Pamoja newsletter, we explore activities undertaken by Twende Mbele in the last quarter. These include our participation in the AfrEA conference and the activities undertaken by our collaborating partner countries.
The importance of strengthening national evaluation systems is gaining traction with more states investing in developing the evaluation capacity of their institutions and systems for improved program delivery. Embedded in that approach, is the development of homegrown evaluation tools to conduct country-driven evaluations to improve overall government efficiency and effectiveness. Mainstreaming gender into evaluation policies and processes and involving national gender machineries should be part of the “modus operandi” of national evaluation systems. A national gender machinery monitors government actions to promote gender equality (Testolin, 2001).
Representatives from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, The East African Legislative Assembly, South Africa, Malawi, and Ghana have called for improved research and evidence use in African Parliaments. They were hosted by the Parliament of Uganda for a workshop on research and evidence use in the Parliament Context.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]