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Our Work

Focusing on four core areas (Strengthening Legislative Oversight; Strengthening Evaluation Practice; National Evaluation Systems; and Strategic Knowledge Management and Applied Research) we provide a broadening array of training, technical assistance, applied research products, and knowledge products to drive sustainable technical, institutional, and cultural change.

Our services include:

  • Conducting diagnostic and capacity needs assessments of national evaluation systems
  • Strengthening evaluation capacity through standard and custom courses delivered face-to-face and online
  • Providing technical assistance on evaluation methods and practices to government departments, parliaments, and civil society organisations
  • Organizing learning events and contributing to professional networks
  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative research on evaluation practices


To deliver our core mandates of evaluation capacity development and sharing innovative evaluation methods and practices we engage:

To strengthen downward accountability and transparency and build a government-wide culture of evaluation. For example, in East Africa, we developed a partnership with the M&E department of Zambia’s Ministry of National Development Planning to conduct a needs assessment of its evaluation capacity and develop a framework to guide future evaluation.

To broaden upward accountability and pass legislation to promote evaluation in decision making. For example, in collaboration with the African Parliamentary Network of Development Evaluation (APNODE), we conducted an Africa-wide initiative to embed M&E in national frameworks and cross-ministerial strategic plans. We also deliver training events to parliamentarians across the continent.

To enhance the quantity and quality of evaluation practitioners. This includes curriculum development for post-graduate degree programmes in higher education institutions and tailoring executive programmes based on societal demand. We do this in a way to ensure that research and instruction are indigenous and contextually appropriate.

To support a rapidly expanding community of evaluation professionals across the region, we collaborate with national networks and organisations across the continent. Some of these include the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), Twende Mbele and APNODE.