Measuring programme effectiveness should allow for an opportunity to reflect on results that are not primarily intended by an intervention.The expectation that evaluation reports will conclusively establish the outcomes or impacts of an initiative might not be realistic. Perhaps we ... Read more »
There is need for evaluators to define what is meant by “LEARNING” from evaluations. There is an assumption in the evaluation discourse that there is a universal understanding on this. Superficially it may appear as if we all know what ... Read more »
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 »
The development of evaluation research capacity faces some inherent challenges. Among others, the knowledge and skills that are shared should be appropriate for the context, and methodologies should be carefully designed to ensure that the social practice of power is ... Read more »
Dr Mark Abrahams is an independent consultant and Editor-in-Chief of the African Evaluation Journal (AEJ).
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