Arabic-Language Evaluation Training Program, TAQYEEM, Graduates 7th Cohort: 198 Participants Trained Since Launch

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The École Nationale d'administration Publique (ENAP), in partnership with the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), is pleased to celebrate the closing of the seventh session of the TAQYEEM program, the first international level evaluation program to be delivered entirely in the Arabic language. This latest session took place remotely November 6 - 24, 2022, and brought together 31 senior managers and experts in monitoring and evaluation - mostly working in ministries and government agencies - from several countries in the Middle East region including Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, Syria, Oman, Palestine, and Yemen. Nearly half of the seventh cohort’s participants were women (15 in total).

The 60-hour training program involved a mix of theory discussions delivered through lectures by experts, case study work, discussion groups on current topics, and exchanges of good practices.  Additional evaluation resources were shared throughout the training to expand upon the curriculum.  The training allowed participants to acquire new knowledge and strengthen their expertise around different topics in the field of evaluation.

The TAQYEEM program is part of GEI’s continued collaborative efforts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to strengthen evaluation capacities and national monitoring and evaluation ecosystems. Since its launch in June 2021, the TAQYEEM program has trained 198 participants, including 80 female participants.

TAQYEEM was inspired by ENAP’s Programme International de Formation en Évaluation du Développement (PIFED), a well-known course for Francophone evaluators that utilizes cutting-edge pedagogical techniques.  The content was adapted to serve the whole MENA region, taking into account the different contexts and realities of this diverse area.