10th Conference of the African Evaluation Association

Eight thematic areas are identified as listed below and the strands under each of these areas is indicated in the table. The thematic areas are:

  • How to address climate change issues
  • Addressing inequality
  • Evaluation in an emergency – what that is doing to the demand for evaluation:
    • demand for rapid evaluations (and doing internally)
    • remote methods
    • how technology can assist – and dealing with poor technology environment
    • need for systems that support rapid methods to feedback into management
  • Fake news/nationalism/manipulation/governance
  • Emerging technologies for evaluation eg AI, big data/data science, text analytics
  • Made in Africa Evaluation/Africa-driven evaluation
  • Governance and evaluation systems
  • Achieving the Critical Milestones
# Thematic area Strand topic Potential partner(s)
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1 How to address climate change issues.
  • Evaluation of climate-related interventions
  • Bringing a climate lens into evaluation of any sector
  • 2 Addressing inequality
  • Gender Responsive and Equity Focused Evaluation
  • Evaluation of transformative initiatives
  • Bringing an equity lens into evaluation of any sector
  • Child/youth centred evaluations
  • UN Women/UNICEF/EvalGender/AGDEN
  • SDG Transformation Forum
  • 3 Evaluation in an emergency context
  • Evaluation in crisis, fragile and humanitarian settings (including COVID-19) (rapid evaluations, use of technology, adaptive management, learning and adjustment)
  • Systems that support rapid methods to feedback into management (real time monitoring)
  • ALNAP
  • 4 Avoiding manipulation of evidence
  • Evaluators navigating the political economy of evaluation in Africa >
  • Promoting use of evaluation evidence in policy and practice
  • Measuring use of evaluation evidence
  • African Union

  • CLEAR
  • 5 Emerging technologies Digital technology and evaluation Private sector
    6 Made in Africa Evaluation Made in Africa Evaluation African Union, VOPEs who will participate in the USDS project (Made in Africa evaluation studies)
    7 Governance and evaluation systems
  • Building an organisational culture of adaptive management, learning and adjustment)
  • National evaluation systems
  • Parliament and evaluation
  • Young and emerging evaluators
  • Building evaluation capacity in Africa
  • Knowledge management in evaluation
  • Policy evaluation (content, implementation and impact of policy)/use of evaluation for policy influence



  • UNICEF/UNDP, Twende Mbele
  • TanEA, APNODE
  • EvalYouth
  • CLEAR
  • 8 Achieving the critical milestones
  • Evaluation in philanthropy and impact investing
  • Evaluation of Agenda 2063
  • Evaluation of SDGs


  • Africa Union Commission
  • UNICEF, EvalSDGs, CLEAR-AA