As a follow-up from the CLEAR Global forum seminar held on 23 October 2017, moderated by Ms Iman Rappetti of PowerFM, the panelists – Prof. Adam Habib, Mr Dugan Fraser, Mr Barry Gilder and Ms Fatima Shabodien were invited to a radio interview discussion on “Post Truth Decision Making in SA.” on 26 October. Click here to listen to the Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/powerfm987/panel-discussion-post-truth-decision-making-in-sa?in=powerfm987/sets/power-talk
By Kieron Crawley
Over the last year and a half CLEAR AA has been working with parliamentarians across Africa as part of its strategy to strengthen national evaluation systems. Parliamentarians have a unique role acting as a both a source of demand for quality evaluations for oversight and as key players in creating an enabling environment for evaluation systems through enacting policies into law. Raising awareness amongst parliamentarians about the usefulness of evaluation as well as building their capacity to source and interpret evaluation evidence is the foundation of CLEAR’s programming in this area.
The Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) in Anglophone Africa is a rapidly growing center of capacity development and research in the monitoring and evaluation field in the region. With five years of experience strengthening national monitoring and evaluation systems, and implementing monitoring and evaluation tools and approaches in a regional context, we have a wealth of experience and practice-based knowledge about regionally appropriate tools, approaches, and methods in monitoring and evaluation. We have taken many steps towards building a body of knowledge about the region, and are building partnerships with relevant institutions in the region to continue to strengthen M&E capacity. If you are interested in joining our Research Fellows Programme read more (more…)
CLEAR invites you to join us for an exciting seminar on The value of evaluation evidence in a ‘post-truth’ world.
Date: 23 October 2017 Time: 13h00 for 13h30 to 15h00
Venue : University of the Witwatersrand, Humanities Graduate Centre – Seminar Room
Key note speaker: Prof. Adam Habib.
Panelists: Barry Gilder, Dugan Fraser and Fatima Shabodien.
Moderator: Iman Rappetti
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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, the word ‘capture’ has become synonymous with the South African political economy. For the purposes of this article, I have borrowed the term ‘capture’ to illustrate how South African politicians and or any other commissioners of evaluation capture evaluations. The theoretical explanation of ‘capture’ was defined by Sutch (2015:2) stated as “the actions of individuals or groups both in the public and private sectors, influencing the formation of laws, regulations, decrees and other government policies to their own personal advantage”.