TANZANIA MEL WEEK 2023
The Office of the Prime Minister (PMO) of Tanzania in partnership with Tanzania Evaluation Association (TanEA) is organized the 2nd Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Week Conference from 12th – 15th September, 2023 in Arusha, Tanzania. The theme of the conference was Strengthening Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for Improving Government Performance.
Specific objectives of the conference was to; (i) promote monitoring, evaluation and learning practices among communities; (ii) Promote M&E culture in the government and sharing information and learnings best practices from local and international development programmes; (iii) advocate for MEL and the development of a culture for demand and use of evaluations and (iv) Showcase the best in tourism activities in Tanzania.
Twende Mbele was represented at the conference by Mr Nathan Otutu from the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda. He presented on “Boosting Service Delivery through Strengthened Local Government Assessments: Insights from Uganda’s LGMSD Framework”. The link to the presentation can be found by pressing Here.
Journées Béninoises de l’Évaluation 2023
La Direction Generale d’Evaluation et de l’Observatoire du Changement Social (DGEOCS) a organisé la sixième édition des Journées béninoises de l’évaluation sur le thème, le numerique au service du renforcement des systeme nationaux d’evaluation du 4 au 6 octobre 2023 à Contonou au Bénin.
EVIDENCE CONFERENCE 2023
The EVIDENCE biennial event began in 2014 with the intention of bringing together members of the AEN to explore how to enhance the overlaps in their work to support evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) in Africa. This year’s event aimed to bring together the Pan-African community for learning, sharing, and relationship-building; provide an opportunity for connection and collaboration to enhance mutual learning and the development of new ideas about supporting EIDM; build content for EIDM practice and provide opportunities to share EIDM practice experiences of different experts in the community. The theme of Evidence 2023 was coming together to build a knowledge base for evidence-informed decision-making practice.
Validation of the Diagnostic Report on the State of M&E Evidence Use in the Ugandan Public Sector Planning and Budgeting
Validation of the Diagnostic Report
Twende Mbele and the Government of Uganda are validated the diagnostic report on state of M&E evidence-use in public sector planning and budgeting. Accompanying the Report are Guidelines mapping pathways for facilitating greater M&E evidence use in whole-of-government planning and budgeting.
The workshop participants reflected on the veracity of the diagnostic report and practicality of the Guidelines. The digitalisation of information systems across National Development Plan Programmes positioned as a key enabler of M&E evidence use in government.
The sector Ministries reflected on the need to improve the perception of M&E in the public service. It was re-enforced that M&E is more than just data collection but a performance enhancing tool.