State of monitoring and evaluation in Anglophone Africa: Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results in Anglophone Africa’s reflections

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dc.contributor.author Morkel, Candice
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Dugan
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-09T09:50:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-09T09:50:59Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-06
dc.identifier.issn 2306-5133
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/30109
dc.description This article is an overview of what the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results in Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA) is currently learning in its work implementing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity strengthening programmes in our partner countries. This article is based on the reflections drawn from the authors’ experiences and the work of CLEARAA in strengthening M&E systems across the continent. It serves as a contribution to larger ongoing strategic conversations about how to promote evidence-informed decision-making for better development outcomes. The article begins with a discussion on systems broadly and M&E systems in particular, with a specific focus on some of the historical roots of the current ways in which M&E is defined and implemented in African systems of governance. We continue to discuss the various elements that come into play in establishing and institutionalising M&E systems, in particular the ‘M&E Market’ and the demand for evidence, where we also challenge the notion of the unidirectional demand and supply chain of evaluation. The institutional architecture within which M&E systems operate is next discussed, and how the formal (and informal) laws, policies, boundaries and rules continue to provide some degree of leverage in support of these systems. The article finally addresses two key elements of developing and sustaining M&E systems: the role of leadership and developing an evaluative culture. The authors explain why these elements, which often receive less attention than the technical elements in building and strengthening M&E systems, carry such weight in sustaining national evaluation systems. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher African Evaluation Journal en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright: © 2020. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject State of Monitoring and evaluation en_ZA
dc.subject M&E in Anglophone Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Integration on M&E in management system en_ZA
dc.subject M&E demand en_ZA
dc.title State of monitoring and evaluation in Anglophone Africa: Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results in Anglophone Africa’s reflections en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.title State of monitoring and evaluation in Anglophone Africa: Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results in Anglophone Africa’s reflections en_ZA
dc.description.librarian MT2020 en_ZA
dc.faculty CLM en_ZA


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