Uses and abuses of Per Diems in Africa: An issue for Evaluators?

Guy Blaise Nkamleu

Dr Guy Blaise Nkamleu is a chief country economist at the African Development Bank, and Associate Editor-in-Chief of the African Evaluation Journal (AEJ).
Guy Blaise Nkamleu

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My new book makes a compelling case on the devastating nature of per diem – i.e., daily allowance – systems in Africa. It supports the view that the per diem allowance system has become perverted and is now working against ... Read more »

Sovereign Wealth: Two ways African governments can hold DFIs accountable

Edward Jackson

Ted Jackson is President of ET Jackson and Associates Ltd, and Senior Research Fellow at Carleton University.
Edward Jackson
At a time when Africa’s rise has been stalled by a slow-down in the Chinese economy, depressed global commodity prices, continuing electricity brownouts, sustained high youth unemployment, and high-profile terrorist attacks,  there is little question that African governments need the ... Read more »

Does evidence have a chance amidst the challenges of development?

Babette Rabie

Dr Babette Rabie is a senior lecturer at the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and former Chairperson of the SAMEA Board.
Babette Rabie

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A fair amount has been written about the apparent gap between researchers and policy-makers when it comes to ‘evidence’ – including the evidence produced through monitoring and evaluation. See for example a related post by Ian Goldman, Fred Carden’s insightful ... Read more »

Setting Standards for Evaluating Impact Investing: What Does Africa Want?

Edward Jackson

Ted Jackson is President of ET Jackson and Associates Ltd, and Senior Research Fellow at Carleton University.
Edward Jackson
Looking ahead to 2030, African evaluators may wish to boost their knowledge of finance and investment. Current estimates indicate that the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals will require investment capital of some $2.5 trillion annually for the next 15 years ... Read more »