Evaluation Matters Magazine


Date: 28/06/2017

Development evaluation has become a strategic tool that provides a basis for organizational learning and decision-making. Organizations are better able to reflect upon their work and improve upon their future initiatives. However, learning and decision making based on evaluations continues to be a challenge for many development programs and organizations. 

Date: 19/06/2017

We are currently accepting submissions for the 3rd quarter2017  edition of eVALUAtion Matters, which will focus on “Evaluation in the era of the SDGs”. We look forward to receiving your submission. Detailed instructions and editorial guidelines are provided in the attached pdf. 

Articles due: deadline extended to 31st August 2017                                                       

Date: 03/04/2017

Achieving transformation requires not only investment and policy, but also a profound change in mindset. With this in mind, the IDEV team organized the AfDB 2016 Development Evaluation Week on the theme of Transformation of Africa. This edition of Evaluation Matters captures the images, debates, and words of the wisdom from the experts present during the event.

Date: 16/02/2017

IDEV is pleased to share its editorial calendar for Evaluation Matters 2017.  Editors welcome topical articles from writers’ original work and will be pleased to consider contributions for the themes described in the calendar, up to the closing date for each quarterly edition.    

Date: 23/12/2016

The concept of value for money (VfM) in development work is the subject of much debate and confusion. In VfM analysis by development agencies, four key terms known as the 4 Es are often used. These are Economy – minimizing costs; Efficiency – getting more results for the costs; Effectiveness – successfully achieving the intended outcomes; and Equity – reaching different groups. How are these terms interpreted and applied by development practitioners? Are we getting value for money in development work – and that includes evaluation of development work?

Date: 28/09/2016

We are currently accepting submissions for the 1st quarter edition 2017 of eVALUAtion Matters, which will focus on “The Problem with Development Evaluation, and what to do about it”. We look forward to receiving your submission by January 15th 2017.