Strengthening the participation of civil society organisation in evaluation systems: Insights from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Ghana
Final CSO Brief
CSOs come with varying human and financial capabilities, and serve on issues ranging from basic social services to the protection of human and environmental rights. As such, CSOs represent a wealth of knowledge and potential influence, and have much to offer in the process of national development.
Within a countries evaluation ecosystem, CSOs play a significant role as a source of evidence generation. They employ monitoring and evaluation (M&E) professionals; commission evaluations in different countries, and in many cases, they have the more advanced M&E systems, generating significant amounts of data and evaluation evidence.