Where is the pride in our own knowledge systems?

Charles Dhewa

Charles Dhewa

Charles Dhewa is the Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Transfer Africa (Pvt) Ltd, a Zimbabwean-based Knowledge brokering firm which he founded in 2006.
Charles Dhewa

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The majority of rural African parents are convinced that their children can learn more useful things from their local community than from formal schools. Besides the tendency to look down upon local knowledge, the modern African formal education system still ... 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 »

Yes, evaluation is in Africa: Progressive, growing and transformational

Indran Naidoo

Indran Naidoo

Dr Indran Naidoo is director of the Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP and Vice-Chair of the UN Evaluation Group.
Indran Naidoo
  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 »

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

Edward Jackson

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 »

Stretching boundaries of evaluation practice with PIALA in Ghana

Adinda Van Hemelrijck

Adinda Van Hemelrijck

Adinda van Hemelrijck works freelance in international development on design, evaluation and learning around impact.
Adinda Van Hemelrijck

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The PIALA Adventure: Setting out in Ghana September 2014. After having waited for several months for green light, I finally found myself almost impatiently queuing for boarding for what was my first flight to Ghana. Finally I would get this ... Read more »