The African Evaluation Association (AFREA) in collaboration with the Public Service Commission (PSC) hosts the Third African Evaluation Conference in Cape Town, 1-4 December 2004.

The African Evaluation Association (AFREA) in collaboration with the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Africa is hosting the Third African Evaluation Conference (AfrEA) between the 1- 4 December 2004, in Cape Town. The Conference will be preceded on the 29 and 30 November by training workshops. Other government partners involved in this conference are the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), the Presidency, the NEPAD Secretariat, the Department of Provincial and Local Government and National Treasury.

The theme for this years conference is: Africa Matters, Evaluation Matters joining forces for Democracy, Governance and Development.

This conference offers an ideal opportunity for all those involved in monitoring and evaluation and related fields to be exposed to high-quality training by international experts, as well as exposure to various technical and special strands that deliberate on the practice of M&E on the continent. The previous conference that was held in Nairobi had over 300 participants from 34 countries. Also expected at the conference are over 20 national and regional evaluation associations and network leaders and a number of eminent M&E experts. It is an ideal networking opportunity for those interested in the growing discipline of M&E.

The following pre-conference workshops are on offer:
  • Participatory M&E tools for building capacity of parliaments in poverty monitoring
  • Evaluation of health programmes in complex emergencies
  • Intro to assessing organisational performance
  • Real World evaluation: conducting evaluation under constraints of time, budget and date
  • Managing for results using the PROLL integrated performance management framework
  • Designing and implementing a results-based M&E system in the public sector
  • Building national capacity through effective evaluation associations and networks
  • Intro to programme theory and logic models
  • Using and teaching logic models
  • Contracting for evaluation
  • Designing and building performance-based M&E systems: a tool for managing programs and policies

The conference sessions have been arranged around the following topical issues, viz.

  • Re-thinking Development Evaluation
  • Developing Evaluation Capacity
  • Evaluation in Diverse Cultural Contexts
  • Innovation in M&E Methods and Approaches in Africa
  • Community-based M&E
  • M&E for Good Governance
  • M&E, NEPAD and other Regional Initiatives
  • M&E and Poverty Reduction
  • M&E for Conservation and Sustainable Development
  • M&E in Education
  • Gender and Rights-based M&E
  • M&E and HIV/AIDS
  • M&E and Health
  • M&E, Agricultural Research and Rural Development


  • African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
  • GTZ, SA Office
  • Nelson Mandela Foundation, SA
  • World Bank, Washington, USA
  • Department for International Development (DFID)


  • African Development Bank (AfDB), Tunis
  • Agence Intergouv. la Francophonie, Paris
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
  • May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust (MSSCT), USA
  • OECD DAC Evaluation Network, Paris
  • UNIFEM, New York USA
  • University of the Free State, SA
  • USAID, Washington, USA
  • World Conservation Union (IUCN), Switzerland

Our non-funding partners are:

  • Department of Public Service and Administration, SA Government
  • International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
  • International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE)
  • NEPAD Secretariat in Office of the President, SA Government
  • Public Service Commission (PSC), SA Government (which also houses the co-chair of the conference as a partnership between AfrEA and the SA Government)
  • UNDP, New York, USA

To register visit: or email or or

Tel: (011) 880 3790
Fax: (011) 880 4736


 Complaints & Compliments Form | Webmail | Disclaimer | Sitemap | Links