Rapid Evaluation Validation Workshop
From July 28 to 29, the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in South Africa will be having a Rapid Evaluation Validation Workshop to get feedback and advice from practitioners in the field, from their various perspectives, and are part of the quality assurance strategy of the rapid evaluations approach.
While a number of peer learning networks have grown and evolved over the years, the role of learning during a short-term crisis (such as COVID-19) has not been explored. Did learning networks still provide for access to real time problem solving during the onset of the pandemic as governments in Africa needed to respond quickly? Or were there other factors that prohibited their role in utilising evidence and learning in planning a response?
The objective of this webinar will be to unpack what how peer learning networks evolved during national lockdowns and the interruption of regular government business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussion on what facilitated and hindered continued peer learning during this time will illuminate ways in which networks can better assist governments to institutionalize learning mechanisms.
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Call for Proposals
The project has four parts, that will require the use of mixed methods;
1. Define the conceptual framework for the tool and find relevant examples that might be adapted to the South African context – including defining the variables that will influence its effectiveness, such as rural vs urban, types of CSOs etc
2. Undertake a participatory design process and pre-test the tool in two districts
Call for Proposals
The rapid assessment will be guided by a Technical Working Group (TWG) comprised of relevant government stakeholders.
The TWG will be responsible for signing off on all deliverables. The day-to-day operations will be overseen by the DPME, while the contractual and learning requirements will be administered by Twende Mbele.