In my first blog on this platform I summarized the reasons why the Western evaluation paradigm that has in the past influenced evaluation practices in Africa significantly, are still doing so. ... Read more »
A democratic culture supports evaluation, as enabling factors such a transparency and accountability create a demand for evaluation. In the same manner, although difficult, the pursuit of evaluation in non-democratic cultures may help to introduce important elements of reflection, ... Read more »
Dr Indran Naidoo is director of the Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP and Vice-Chair of the UN Evaluation Group.