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6th Biennial SAMEA Conference

Since the 5th biennial SAMEA Conference in October 2015, the national environment has been characterised by government advocating for the National Development Plan, which is aligned to international Sustainable Development Goals, as a key driver of radical social and economic transformation.

There is also a growing demand for evaluations by different sectors for various purposes. Key state institutions and development partners intend to use evaluation evidence to measure development results. Non-governmental organisations and civil society groups have raised citizens’ awareness to actively participate in the evaluation process and to use evaluation evidence for accountability. Private sector institutions see the benefits of using evaluations to measure value for money of their corporate social investments. Higher education institutions have responded by offering a wide range of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) qualifications.

These developments have necessitated the need for more purpose driven evaluations which will contribute to programmes that impact positively on the lives of people. International and domestic debates on the need for better quality and rigour of evaluation work, clear frameworks for evaluator competence, evaluation standards and more advocacy for the use of evaluation evidence for informed decision making abound.

It is against this backdrop, and in line with SAMEA’s vision to strive to cultivate a vibrant evaluation community, which will support, guide and strengthen the development of monitoring and evaluation as an important discipline, emerging profession and instrument for empowerment and accountability, that SAMEA has decided on the theme ‘Purpose-drive Monitoring and Evaluation’ for its 6th biennial conference and capacity building workshops from 23-27 October 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Start date: Mon 23 October 2017
End date: Fri 27 October 2017

Provider/Organiser: South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Event type: M&E Event

Contact details

Contact phone: +27-21-836-8315
Contact email:

Contibuted by: Sana Shams, on: 19 Jun 2017

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