December 15, 2017

Evaluating Impact: SAMEA Conference 2017

The Zenex Foundation is active and influential in promoting the use of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in educational interventions in South Africa, and it is driven by an evidence-based approach. The Foundation hosted a session on evaluation design at the recent South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) conference, which was held in Johannesburg in October 2017.

Lessons shared included the importance of quality evaluation design which is fit for purpose and based on the project. Click through to presentations from speakers at Zenex session 

Strengthening Quality: Reflection on Design - Zenex Foundation 

Quasi-experimental Evaluation Design for the NECT Learning Programme - DNA Economics

Assessing the impact of the RCUP - Brahm Fleisch


The Foundation also hosted a session, at SAMEA on strengthening M&E capacity and the transformation needed in M&E to become more inclusive of blacks (African, Coloured, and Indian), women and emerging evaluators. In this session, the Foundation shared its plan of action in this regard. What was of key interest to attendees were recommendations on how to move from a mainly monitoring and compliance culture to an evaluation and learning culture, and how to ensure better utilisation of evaluation results for learning and future planning at the level of government, donors & NGOs.

Click through to Zenex Foundation's presenation on Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity from SAMEA.