May 2010 Blog Posts (6)

A New CMT, A New Work Plan

Since the third AfCoP Annual Meeting held last March in Dakar, Senegal, the new Core Management Team (CMT) dedicated its efforts to develop a work plan strongly results-oriented for 2010-2011. I am pleased to inform you that this document is now ready.


But let me first introduce the members of the new AfCoP’s CMT, listed here. To… Continue

Added by Devendra Parsad Ruhee on May 30, 2010 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

Call for Proposals: 3ie Open Window Round 3

Measuring impact for effective policies: Launch of Open Window Round 3

Deadlines: July 5 for Expression of interest and August 13 for full application

To improve efficiency of development spending, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for quality impact evaluations. This RFP is the third round under 3ie’s Open Window, which accepts proposals for the impact evaluation of social and economic development interventions… Continue

Added by Radhika Menon on May 20, 2010 at 3:17am — No Comments

"A Harvest of Nutrition Results in Thies"

An hour’s drive out of Dakar, Senegal, across a semiarid terrain brought us to Thies -the place we visited on March 24, 2010, as part of the third day of the AfCoP annual meeting. Under a huge shade tree in the hot afternoon sun, a local community gathered. A woman lead soloist brought us into song and dance as we approached. With a huge smile and a spell-binding voice, she sings and talks with her hands outstretched towards us – a call that binds us with the mothers. We are open to… Continue

Added by Dr. Rosa Muraguri-Mwololo on May 13, 2010 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Report: Third Annual Meeting

The AfCoP held its Third Annual Meeting, from March 22-24 in Dakar, Senegal. It provided an exciting opportunity for members to reflect on the successes of the AfCoP over the past three years and begin planning for a second phase of implementation. The Dakar meeting constitutes a turning point in the AfCoP’s history. A strategic phase II was endorsed, ensuring that the AfCoP will continue to increase its impact at the country level, broaden its regional partnerships and give…


Added by copafrica on May 7, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Development Data Freed Up

On April 20, 2010, the doors to World Bank’s statistical databases have been thrown. Recognizing that transparency and accountability are essential to development, the multilateral development bank is now providing free, open, and easy access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe.

Over 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go…

Added by African CoP on May 6, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Discussing Development Planning in Asia

The Malaysian Evaluation Society held its 4th Evaluation Conference during the period March 29- April 2 2010 in Kuala Lumpur. More than 150 delegates from 13 Asian countries, 2 African countries (Zimbabwe and Botswana) as well as several bilateral and multilateral organizations attended the conference. Its theme was “Evaluation and Managing for Development Results (MfDR): Approaches and Tools for Results Improvement”. I had the… Continue

Added by Solomon Mhlanga on May 4, 2010 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

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