Realist Evaluation for Impact Evaluation in South Africa

Nombeko Mbava

Nombeko Mbava is a PhD Student at Stellenbosch University with a strong research interest in programme impact evaluation methodologies.
Nombeko Mbava

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Monitoring and evaluation of government performance and programmes have become less of a haphazard knee-jerk reaction, a nice-to-have or an afterthought, and more of a deliberate, systematic and planned process. This is primarily because taxpayers are increasingly vocal, demanding that ... Read more »

Rethinking Success in M&E

Mokete Mokone

Mokete Mokone is an Evaluation and Learning Specialist with the Jobs Fund at the South African National Treasury.
Mokete Mokone

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Measuring programme effectiveness should allow for an opportunity to reflect on results that are not primarily intended by an intervention.The expectation that evaluation reports will conclusively establish the outcomes or impacts of an initiative might not be realistic. Perhaps we ... Read more »