Developing an Africa-rooted programme evaluation approach

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dc.coverage.spatial Africa
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa 2017-02-14T09:08:35Z 2017-02-14T09:08:35Z 2017 2016
dc.description.abstract There is a growing concern across the globe that a one-size-fits-all programme evaluation approach according to the Western evaluation model is not always appropriate in culturally and developmentally different contexts. The history of evaluation in Africa is a case in point, but it is an open question to what extent this implies a totally new ‘African’ evaluation approach or ‘paradigm’ that can be regarded as substantially different from a so-called Western programme evaluation paradigm. Clarity is needed about what changes should be brought about for the prevailing Western model of programme evaluation to be more appropriate to Africa and how these differences should be dealt with. The concept of a more appropriate Africa-rooted programme evaluation management model has now been explicitly placed on the evaluation agenda in Africa. Proposals for a coherent and dedicated implementation plan for the Bellagio Report proposals are summarised in this article. These proposals do not amount to a substitution of the prevailing model of evaluation, but rather to a customisation of the model for the African continent. A dedicated project management effort under the auspices of AfrEA and its member VOPE associations is necessary to do this. SAMEA can and should play a very strategic role in this regard. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 16 pages en_ZA
dc.format.medium Journal en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cloete, F. 2016. Developing an Africa-rooted programme evaluation approach. African Journal of Public Affairs, 9(4): 55-70. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1997-7441
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher African Consortium of Public Administration en_ZA
dc.rights African Consortium of Public Administration © 2016 en_ZA
dc.subject Programme evaluation approach en_ZA
dc.subject African Evaluation Association (AfrEA)
dc.subject Voluntary Organisations of Professional Evaluators (VOPEs).
dc.subject South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA)
dc.subject.lcsh Public administration--Africa
dc.title Developing an Africa-rooted programme evaluation approach en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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