The old refrain that there are not enough skilled evaluators in Africa has passed its sell-by date. Realizing the need to offer solutions, the Centres for Learning on Evaluation and Results – Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA), the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) recently joined forces to develop a tailored Emerging Evaluator Programme.
The work immersion programme was launched in June 2021 during gLOCAL Evaluation Week, bringing six emerging evaluators on board for a year. The programme is taking them on a “deep dive” into evaluation work from different perspectives. For example, with WFP’s
Peru’s flagship social protection programme, Qali Warma, which means ‘vigorous child’ from the indigenous languages Quechua, provides nutritious food to more than 4-million children each year.
Building on a need for better evidence, the M&E unit of Peru’s Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion led an impact evaluation of the programme to assess the extent to which the programme improved the cognitive processes, nutritional status, calorie intake, and school attendance of primary school students.
UNDP commissioned the evaluation to Pacific University in 2018/2019, while WFP provided technical advice, playing the role of an enabler, knowledge broker and facilitator of