Serge Eric [user:field_middlename] Yakeu Djiam

Serge Eric Yakeu Djiam

Credentialed Evaluator / Evaluateur Qualifié

Born in Cameroon, Serge Eric is a Credentialed Evaluator and fully Bilingual (French & English), Visiting Professor and International Consultant. He is the Co-Chair of the EvalIndigenous Network, Former President of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), Founder & Executive Director of the Cameroon Centre Evaluation and Development (CAED). He has 18+ years’ of experience in research and evaluation when working with government entities and Foreign affairs/donors such Global Affairs Canada and Danish Foreign Affairs, EU, GIZ & USAID; community-based organizations including NGOs; Civil Societies Organisations in Africa; and UN agencies including UNICEF, UNDP, UNWomen, ILO, WFP, UNESCO, FAO and IFAD.
As an Evaluation Team Leader, he led the design and implementation of over +70 country evaluations mostly in West & Central Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Senegal, Chad, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, CAR, Congo, DR Congo, and Gabon), Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Burundi), Southern Africa (South Africa and Lesotho); Europe (Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands, and UK), North America (Canada & USA), Middle East (UAE, andd Barhain), and Asia (Philippines & Sri Lanka). Most evaluation works include impact evaluation, summative and formative evaluation, capacity development and capacity needs assessment, decentralized evaluations, and thematic/mid-term reviews, monitoring and evaluation with diverse categories of projects and programmes in developing countries with case study reviews. He has an outstanding knowledge and experience in applying the OECD DAC criteria, the UN norms and standards in evaluation when working for instance for UN Agencies.
With advanced knowledge and experience in measuring, reporting, verification systems and methods, Serge Eric is passionate about delivery, results driven and can work independently and efficiently with limited guidance in a deadline-driven environment. He has an advanced computer proficiency especially in Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and statistical software including SNARP-SURVEY, SPSS, R, NVIVO, and Google based applications. He is talented and swift in the design of high-quality M&E reports in English & French, which could bear both technical and policy-oriented styles, results oriented with simple guidelines.
He is very active as Adviser for youth empowerment for their inclusion into the evaluation arena especially within professional networks in Francophone and Anglophone countries. Serge Eric served as Mentor for the EvalYouth initiative and for the Development for Peace Project of Search for Common Ground in USA. He wrote two books, training materials, several reports and articles. He is also member of various VOPEs such as IDEAS (Life member), the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), Cameroon Development Evaluation Association (CaDEA), and the Canadian Association for International Development Professional (CAIDP).

Mr. Yakeu has a Double International M.Sc. in Rural development (Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and France, 2012), an Engineer Diploma (M.Sc.) in Agricultural economics and Rural Sociology (Cameroon, 2005), and a B.Sc. in Human Nutrition (Cameroon 2002). He also has several international certificates in Planning and Development Evaluation (Canada, IPDET 2013), in Participatory M&E and Results-Based Management (IFAD 2008 in Dakar, and CLEAR/WorldBank 2013 in Ouagadougou), in Equity-Focused Evaluation (Unicef 2012), in Development Cooperation (Belgium 2011). He finally has the Advanced Security In The Field (ASITF) and the Basic Security In The Field (BSITF II) Certificates of the UN Department of Safety and Security.
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My contributions

    • Dear colleagues,

      It is awesome to get your comments and inputs on this interesting topic. I echo some colleagues to agree that the contextual factor should always guide the consideration of these two key development working areas both in the design and the evaluation process. 
      I am happy to hear from Ms. Rathner that the UN working group is about to formalise the UNEG wide guidelines on this important matter. 
      More contribution and thoughts are welcomed. 

      Season's greetings and happy new year to all and to your beloved families.

      Serge Eric 

      Serge Eric Yakeu Djiam, Ir., M.Sc., CE
      Credentialed Evaluator / Evaluateur AccréditéInternational Evaluation Expert & Visiting Professor Policy Evaluation Research & Rural Development Co-Chair, EvalIndigenous (EvalPartners Network) Vice-President, International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)