CLEAR-LAB Hosts Public Servants from Mozambique in Brazil for Knowledge Exchange on M&E
GEI Implementing Partner, the Center for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Lusophone Africa and Brazil (CLEAR-LAB), hosted two groups of representatives from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique, in conjunction with the Mozambique National Directorate of Monitoring and Evaluation, for knowledge exchange with Brazilian peers on strengthening national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems.
In May, the first delegation started their tour in the city of São Paulo for a training course with CLEAR-LAB’s team. The training course aimed to teach participants about evaluation planning and management. This included information about different types of evaluations and evaluation tools. Additionally, the course covered important concepts and elements of evaluation systems, and how these systems are implemented in various governments.
The following week, the delegation took part in a visit to Brasilia, where they got a closer look at the work of the Brazilian Federal Government through the Council for Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies (CMAP). CMAP is responsible for carrying out evaluations of federal public policies, in addition to monitoring the implementation of the recommendations obtained through the evaluations. Coordinated by the Ministry of Economy, the CMAP is composed of the executive secretaries of the Ministry of Economy, the Civil House, and the Comptroller General of the Union.
The participants also had a chance to learn about the M&E efforts of the Brazilian Government from the Secretariat for Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies and Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Planning and Budget. The Secretary of Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies and Economic Affairs, Sergio P. Firpo, met with the delegation.
The delegation also met with the National Secretary of Planning, Leany Lemos, who shared lessons learned from the preparation of the 2024-2027 Plurianual Plan (PPA). The PPA is a multi-year budget plan and is the main instrument for medium-term budget planning of the Brazilian Federal Government. It defines the guidelines, objectives, and goals of the public administration, including capital expenses and other related expenses. Techniques for monitoring and evaluating public policies are considered during PPA development, serving as an interesting case study of how the Brazilian government incorporates M&E into policy implementation. The group also met with the Federal Budget Secretariat and the Office of the Minister of Planning and Budget, in addition to visiting the Applied Economic Research Institute.
In June, the second group of representatives from Mozambique joined CLEAR-LAB for a series of training activities on M&E in São Paulo. They also visited the states of Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais to learn about the initiatives of subnational governments in promoting the culture of M&E.
CLEAR-LAB supports GEI’s efforts to facilitate knowledge transfer across geographic and cultural boundaries, especially focusing on South-South exchange. CLEAR-LAB’s focus is on promoting the exchange of M&E experiences among Brazil and Lusophone African countries.
To learn more about how GEI and CLEAR-LAB are helping Mozambique strengthen its national monitoring and evaluation system, visit: https://globalevaluationinitiative.shorthandstories.com/mozambique-story/index.html