Building supply and demand for evaluation in Africa

2020-03-04 connect learns monitoring and evaluation online materials

To give a sense of the scope of the issue, in most developing countries, evaluators are limited to producing evaluation information, most of the time for a restricted number of people, that more than likely ends up on the shelf. The chal - lenge to evaluators is to not only continue development on the supply side of evaluation, but also to increasingly focus on the demand side. So, how does one create the balance or achieve the equilibrium of the demand and supply of evaluation? Working on the supply side alone, hoping that demand will come after the evaluation, does not appear to be working. A focus on evaluation information requires informed, demanding stakeholders, and such stakeholders must receive relevant and timely evaluation information that could influence, inter-alia, policies and decisions.