September 20, 2017

How Politicians and Commissioners of Evaluation have “Captured” the evaluative space in SA

By Takunda Chirau Ever found yourself 6 months into the evaluation process, with an evaluation commissioner stating, “Find us evidence for us to shut this project down” and yourself as the evaluator wondering … “what just happened”?….. In recent times,…
July 17, 2017

How to Launch MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)

By Ezethu Mandlelize Blended learning is the new buzz word gaining traction in the Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) sector, conjoining the best of both classroom and eLearning methods. It is appealing to a far broader range of learners engaging varied…
July 10, 2017

Peer Learning Strengthens African Evaluation Methods.

By Caitlin Mapitsa Twende Mbele is an initiative that began in 2016, building on the partnership between Benin, South Africa, and Uganda, to share experiences and collaborate in strengthening their monitoring and evaluation systems. It was launched at the 2017…
June 22, 2017

Of Verbs and Nouns, Harvesting and Fireworks: the Danger of a Single Study

By Laurie Less Renowned African literary laureate, Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi’s words ring so true to me, “The danger of a single story… Our lives, our cultures are composed of many overlapping stories, says Chimamanda who warns that if we hear…