CLEAR’s global governance structure comprises,
Global Council
  • This is CLEAR’s main high-level decision-making body and comprises member representatives from the organizations providing financial support to the program through the trust fund established at the World Bank.
Regional Advisory Committees
  • This is the governance body at the level of the centers. The committees provide advice and guidance regarding the centers’ strategies and work programs and ensure participant diversity, country input, and stakeholder support. The centers select their own committee members with the approval of the Board.
  • The CLEAR program and associated funds are managed by a Secretariat. The Secretariat is currently housed at the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank to leverage the Bank’s resources, expertise, and convening power.

CLEAR Global Council

  • Monika Weber-Fahr
    IEG, The World Bank (Chair)
  • Rakesh Nangia
    African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Vinod Thomas
    Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Deborah Bowman
    Australian Government—Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT )
  • Kellie Plummer
    Australian Government—Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT )
  • Jacqueline Lienard
    Belgian Development Cooperation Agency
  • Cheryl Gray
    Inter-American Development Bank
  • Nancy MacPherson
    Rockefeller Foundation
  • Lennart Peck
    Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA)
  • Valerie Rossi
    Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SIDA)
  • David Rider Smith
    UK Department for International Development (DfID)

Regional Advisory Committee – Anglophone Africa

The Advisory Committe has been set-up to oversee the strategic development of CLEAR-AA. Advisory Committee members include;

Imraan Valodia (Chair)

Professor Valodia is Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has a doctorate in Economics from UKZN. His research interests include employment, the informal economy, gender, and industrialisation. He is currently coordinating an international study, in 10 cities, of the informal economy. His most recent book reports on the methodology and research findings of a three-year research project, conducted in eight countries, on the gender impacts of taxation. He has published in leading international journals and is one of only a handful of South African economists with an NRF B-rating. He serves on a number of economic policy forums and has worked with leading international development organisations, including the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, the United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, the World Bank, and Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising, among others. Professor Valodia is a part-time member of the Competition Tribunal and a Commissioner on the Employment Conditions Commission.

Steve Tollman

Prof. Stephen Tollman is Director the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) and the Health and Population Division in the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand. Internationally, he is guest professor in the Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Sweden, and Principal Scientist of the INDEPTH Network (International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health).

Steve was founding Board Chair of INDEPTH and is principal investigator for multi-centre research in Adult Health and Aging. He chairs the Wellcome Trust Population Health and Tropical Medicine Interview Committee (PHATIC), and currently serves on a panel of the National Academies of Science, USA, addressing the continuing epidemiological transition in sub-Saharan Africa

Major research interests focus on adult health and aging, non-communicable diseases and chronic care.

Caroline Digby

Prof. Caroline Digby is the Director of the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has worked in the field of mining, sustainability, education and regeneration for over twenty years and has broad international experience in working in partnership with industry, the academic sector and not-for profits.

Prior to Wits, she was Sustainability Director at the Eden Project in the UK for nine years, where she also ran the Post-Mining Alliance – a team interested in promoting better practice in post-mining regeneration. She has held posts at the International Council on Mining and Metals, the International Institute for Environment and Development and consulting group CRU International.

Albert Byamugisha

Dr Albert Byamugisha is Commissioner and Head of Department – Monitoring and Evaluation in the Uganda Office of the Prime Minister. He is also a Coordinator of the sub-county Information Forum (Citizens Barazas) in Ghana. Prior to his current position, he worked as an M&E Expert at the National Planning Authority, Uganda, served as an Assistant Commissioner in charge of Statistics, Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation in the Education Planning and Policy Department of the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports, as well as the Uganda National Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Education Quality (SACMEQ) Research Coordinator, National Education For All (EFA) Coordinator, and as a Lecturer and Head of Department of Statistical Methods at the Makerere University Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (1993-2000).

Ian Goldman

Ian Goldman is Head of Evaluation and Research at the South African Presidency’s Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. He is also a Commissioner (board member) of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie).

Ian started his career as an agronomist in Mexico in 1978-9, worked in Zambia from 1982-7 facilitating rural development through strengthening local government, in the UK from 1988-1995 (rural economic development), and then back in South Africa from 1995-8 as a change management advisor with the Free State Department of Agriculture. He wrote up this experience for his PhD in 2001. In 1998 he established a pioneering NGO (the African Institute for Community-Driven Development – Khanya-aicdd) working in Africa on issues of decentralization, rural development, sustainable livelihoods approaches, community-driven development across Southern and Eastern Africa. He has worked in 18 countries in Africa, Europe and Latin America, and with national, provincial and local government, as well as in the NGO and SME sectors.

Sulley Gariba

Dr. Sulley Gariba is Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada. Professionally, he is an evaluation, research, policy and governance specialist with over 30 years of experience in advising governments and international institutions. Prior to his appointment as High Commissioner, Dr. Gariba was the Senior Policy Advisor to the President of Ghana and headed the Policy Delivery Unit in the Presidency of Ghana. He was the longest-serving member and senior advisor on Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), having been appointed to serve in the Commission from 2001 to 2014.

In the field of evaluation, Dr. Gariba has been a leader in the international evaluation movement, having been founding President of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) from 2002 to 2005 and President of the African Evaluation Association from 2007-2009. He advised the secretariat managing the first round Evaluation of the Paris Declaration between 2006 and 2008; served as team leader for the Review of UNDP’s Evaluation Policy in 2009; led a major evaluation of UNDP’s HIV and AIDS programmes in 10 Southern Africa countries and Ethiopia; and designed and delivered training on the use of citizen-based tools for evaluating poverty for over a dozen African Parliaments.

Sukai Prom-Jackson

Dr. Sukai Prom-Jackson has over 25 years of professional experience and leadership roles in international development, and over 9 years with governments and the private sector. Dr Prom-Jackson is a graduate of Howard University and Middlebury College in the USA. She been the recipient of several awards: 2010 GCPA award for Dr Sukai Prom-Jackson Scholarship for Academic Excellence; Howard University Graduate Fellow for innovation (1980), Howard University Graduate Speaker (1982); African Graduate Fellow (AfGrad) of USAID (1974); Middlebury College Dean’s List (1971-74); Gambia Sixth Form French Language Award (1968). She was recently invited to the Bellagio Thought Leaders Forum on Evaluation in Africa. Her experiences have included: Policy development, strategic planning, and programme development; organizational reform and institutional development for accountability, learning and knowledge development; management of evaluation; the evaluation of policies, complex programmes, and system-wide issues; Coordination of major global and partnership programmes for development. University lecturer, trainer of managers and staff of national and international organizations on evaluation.