Global Evaluation Initiative

Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Lessons Learned from Launching an Online M&E Boot Camp by Faizan Rashid

Hi, I am Faizan Rashid, Sr. Associate at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), which hosts the Center for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Pakistan and Central Asia (CLEAR-PCA), an Implementing Partner of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). Our mission is to improve decision-making through the use of evidence and to build monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacities in Pakistan and the Central Asian region.

Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Working with Finance Ministries to Strengthen National M&E Systems by Gonzalo Hernández Licona

I am Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Evaluation Advisor for the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). For many years I have worked to build and strengthen monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems at the national level, first in Mexico and later in various other countries. I work with the GEI to support its mission of helping countries strengthen their M&E systems so that governments can gather and use evidence to improve the lives of their citizens.

Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Lessons Learned from Mapping Evaluation Systems in Brazilian Subnational Governments by Lycia Lima, Gabriela Lacerda, and Lorena Figueiredo

Hi, we are Lycia Lima (Deputy Director), Gabriela Lacerda (Executive Manager), and Lorena Figueiredo (Researcher) of the Center for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Lusophone Africa and Brazil (CLEAR-LAB), which is based at the School of Economics of Getulio Vargas Foundation and is an Implementing Partner of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI).

Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Lessons Learned from Coordinating gLOCAL Evaluation Week, a Global Knowledge-Sharing Event by Patrizia Cocca

Hi! My name is Patrizia Cocca and I lead the Communications and Knowledge Management team of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). This year, together with Shaha Zehra and Claudia Olavarria, I coordinated gLOCAL Evaluation Week 2023, which saw an estimated 20,000 participants joining 300+ events hosted in 53 countries.

Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Lessons Learned in Using GEI’s “Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Analysis” (MESA) Tool by Heather Bryant

Hi, I am Heather Bryant, a member of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Global Team. The GEI supports developing countries in strengthening their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to help governments gather and use evidence that improves the lives of their citizens. The GEI believes that to effectively support countries in this process and to be able to provide tailored, context-specific advisory services, it is first necessary to understand the existing systems that affect M&E in the country. To assist in this effort, the GEI Global Team, in collaboration with the global network of Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR), developed the Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Analysis (MESA) diagnostic tool. The MESA is a tool that guides stakeholders (e.g., government entities, evaluation professionals, civil society) in gathering, structuring, and analyzing information on the current capacity of their country’s M&E ecosystem. Since the tool’s launch in early 2022, the GEI Global Team and colleagues in the CLEAR network have been using it to help identify what is working well, what needs to be improved, and to inform capacity-development strategies meant to strengthen the systems that enable M&E to flourish. We have learned a few things along the way – both in the development and in the use of the tool.

Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Footprint Evaluation Initiative: Incorporating Environmental Sustainability into ALL Evaluations by Alice Macfarlan

I’m Alice Macfarlan, Manager of the BetterEvaluation Knowledge Platfom, part of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). The “Rad Resource” that I’m sharing today is the Footprint Evaluation Initiative – an international collaboration supported by GEI, grounded in the premise that all evaluations should include consideration of environmental sustainability, even when this is not a stated goal of the intervention.

Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Week: Lessons Learned from an Online Mentorship Program on Rapid Evaluation for Teams from Lusophone Africa and Brazil by Lycia Lima, Gabriela Lacerda and Marina Lafer

Greetings! We are Lycia Lima, Gabriela Lacerda and Marina Lafer, staff members of the Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Lusophone Africa and Brazil, hosted at the São Paulo School of Economics, from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EESP CLEAR LAB). FGV EESP CLEAR LAB is an implementing partner of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI), supporting GEI’s mission of strengthening monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and capacities in developing countries and promoting evidence-based decision-making in the public sector.