Presentation: Evaluation Capacity Strengthening and Professional Development Program

Developing capacities in evaluation in Africa is integral part of the vision of the International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED), an initiative poised to positively impacts Africa's policy decisions and development agenda. Some challenges and gaps ICED is tackling are the lack of coherent frameworks for capacity building, especially in evaluation for development work in Africa and the Global South more generally, lack of sufficient skills, knowledge and insights in development based evaluations on the Global South, lack of comprehensive curriculum for Monitoring and Evaluation at training institutions in Africa, and poor coordination of M&E approaches among programs within the same organization.

This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Evidence to Action: Towards Data-informed Policy and Practice in East Africa. The purpose of the conference meeting is to promote evidence from rigorous impact evaluations and research to encourage increased uptake and utilization of research and innovation to influence policy and drive change at the national, regional, and global levels.

This presentation was by Maria Rarieya from the International Centre for Evaluation and Development on May 24, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.