CLEAR-FA Moves Forward with Support for Madagascar’s National Evaluation Policy
From December 12 -14, 2022, GEI Implementing Partner, Centers for Learning on Evaluations and Results for Francophone (CLEAR-FA), organized a series of advocacy and consultation meetings with key institutions of the Madagascar evaluation ecosystem to help consolidate achievements and boost momentum surrounding the institutionalization of evaluation in Madagascar. These institutions included the Presidency, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the National Audit Office, the University of Antananarivo, and UN agencies (UNICEF, UNDP, and the Office of the Resident Coordinator)
Although CLEAR-FA has been supporting the institutionalization of public policy evaluation in the Republic of Madagascar since 2020, due to the COVID-19 crisis and other national contingencies and emergencies, the momentum had slowed down in recent years.
This support has now been reignited and is producing significant results under the oversight of a Steering Committee that CLEAR-FA helped to organize. The Steering Committee is co-chaired by the General Secretariat of the Madagascar Government and the National Assembly, and a Technical Committee chaired by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, with the support of UNICEF and UNDP.
Recent key meetings have resulted in the development of a consensus-based and inclusive roadmap intended to reactivate the process of validating and implementing the National Evaluation Policy of Madagascar in 2023. On December 15, 2022, a joint roadmap of priority actions for 2023 was adopted by all stakeholders during a workshop co-organized by CLEAR-FA, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and UNICEF.
On February 21st, 2023, CLEAR FA participated in a consultation meeting of UN agencies in Madagascar to identify synergies of action and align the national roadmap adopted in December last year with their respective work plans for 2023. Efforts to mobilize actors around the implementation of the roadmap are now ongoing, particularly with the general secretariat of the Government.
Article by CLEAR-FA, Doudou Ndiaye and editing support provided by Jamila Abdulkadir, Digital Communications Specialist, and Maria Fyodorova, Communications Consultant for GEI.