Getting Evidence Quicker
Rapid evaluations are intended to reduce the costs of evaluation projects and the time they take (DPME, 2020). This is an evaluation which can produce a result that can feed into policy and practice quickly, but yet is sufficiently robust to provide good guidance for decisionmaking.
It addresses the need to quickly assess policy/programme/strategy/function delivery, and establish the main performance data, with main recommendations for improvements (Hercules, 2019). They help us to understand and learn from what works, what doesn’t, when and for whom.
This brief looks at Rapid Evaluations in the public sector of selected African Countries.