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

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).
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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 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 »

Where is the pride in our own knowledge systems?

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

Does evidence have a chance amidst the challenges of development?

Dr Babette Rabie is a senior lecturer at the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and former Chairperson of the SAMEA Board.
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A fair amount has been written about the apparent gap between researchers and policy-makers when it comes to ‘evidence’ – including the evidence produced through monitoring and evaluation. See for example a related post by Ian Goldman, Fred Carden’s insightful ... Read more »