GEI Launch Event: Evidence and the Road to 2030

Watch the re-play of the launch of the Global Evaluation Initiative at the Africa Indaba Evaluation Festival on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

While the number of countries with high-quality national development strategies aligned with Agenda 2030 has doubled over the past decade, only one-third of them have the data and systems needed to monitor the implementation of policies and to evaluate their impact. Along with increasing their vulnerability to the shocks caused by the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, this global gap in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacities risks holding many countries back from the SDGs.

Addressing this global gap requires global coordination. Join us on Nov 18 for the first in a series of regional launch events for GEI where representatives from governments, civil society, international organizations, and experts from across the African continent will discuss the region’s M&E challenges and how joining hands globally to build up the capacity to use evidence can help rebuild better from COVID-19 and reach the 2030 Agenda.

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Keynote Address

How important is monitoring and evaluation for Africa?

Dr. Carla Alexandra Oreste do Rosário Fernandes Louveira,
Vice-Minister of Finance


What is the Global Evaluation Initiative?

Alison Evans,
The Independent Evaluation Group

Oscar A. Garcia,
Independent Evaluation Office, UNDP

Closing the M&E gap in Africa

Godfrey Mashamba,
Deputy Director General of the Department Of M&E,
South Africa

M. Abdoulaye Gounou,
Head of the Office for the Evaluation of Public Policies and Analysis
Government Action (BEPPAAG) of Benin

Gilson Pina,
National Director of Planning,
Ministry of Finance from Cabo Verde.

Rosetti Nabbumba,
Deputy Head and Technical Monitoring Officer (Agriculture) of the Budget
Monitoring and Accountability Unit,
Government of Uganda

Global partnerships, national cooperation

Pernilla S. Rafiqui,
Swedish International Development Association (SIDA)

Rosetti Nabbumba,
President of the Board of Directors,
African Evaluation Association (AfrEA)

Sarah Longford,
Deputy Director,
Department of Evaluation,
World Food Program (WFP)


What role for independent evaluators in Africa?

Fazeela Hoosen,
co-chair of AfrEA YEE (Young and Emerging Evaluators) network


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