Evaluation is important for our continent. Many things prompted me to take an interest in a career in evaluation. After my university studies, I enjoyed being involved in project and program management. This experience showed me that projects are frequently ... Read more »
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 »
Nombeko Mbava is a PhD Student at Stellenbosch University with a strong research interest in programme impact evaluation methodologies.
Latest posts by Nombeko Mbava (see all)
- Realist Evaluation for Impact Evaluation in South Africa - November 11, 2016
- Perceptions of an evaluation student in Africa - September 17, 2016
I did not initially consider evaluation as a career. Having worked in the private sector for more than a decade, I became increasingly disillusioned. My main work was, in my perception, contributing primarily to shareholder value and the profit motive ... Read more »
Walking the talk Evaluation has become an integral part of programme and project design, implementation and management. This is a great achievement by those “slaving” courageous evaluators. Evaluators have become bolder and more scientific and evidence based in their search ... Read more »
Dr Backson Sibanda is an Independent Evaluation Consultant and CEO of BACTHA CONSULTING.
I’ve worked as an evaluation consultant since the start of my professional career, doing the things an evaluation consultant does: Write proposals, do evaluation work and rejoice when the reams of transformed white paper that I produce actually results in ... Read more »
Benita Williams is the principal consultant at a small evaluation consultancy based in Pretoria, South Africa, a founding board member of SAMEA and a former board member of AfrEA.
Latest posts by Benita Williams (see all)
- Encouraging Evaluators to have Multiple Perspectives - July 22, 2016
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 »
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).
Latest posts by Guy Blaise Nkamleu (see all)
- Uses and abuses of Per Diems in Africa: An issue for Evaluators? - July 14, 2016
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 »
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 »
Steven Gruzd is head of the Governance and APRM Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg.