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

Guy Blaise Nkamleu

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 »

The African Peer Review Mechanism: Learning from an Indigenous African Evaluation Tool

Steven Gruzd

Steven Gruzd

Steven Gruzd is head of the Governance and APRM Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg.
Steven Gruzd
African countries seem to be forever undergoing assessments and evaluations. Many stem from the governments of international development partners who have poured money into a plethora of projects, programmes and plans, and want to know what has worked and why. ... Read more »

Sovereign Wealth: Two ways African governments can hold DFIs accountable

Edward Jackson

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 »