Speaker, Presenter, or Instructor
Hon. Jérémie Adomahou (Speaker)
Hon
APNODE
Hon. Raphael Chegeni (Speaker)
Hon
APNODE
Josephine Watera (Speaker)
Ms
Parliament of Uganda
Nagnouma Kone (Moderator)
Ms
APNODE
Linda Khumalo (Moderator)
Ms
CLEAR-AA
Description
Parliaments across the continent are increasingly recognizing the importance of evaluative evidence use to effectively fulfill their oversight, legislative and representative functions and more broadly to contribute to good governance. This webinar will draw on the experiences and perspectives of parliamentarians and parliamentary researchers to…
Event Proceedings
Main Issues Discussed:The main issues discussed inclde the reasons for the fairly low use of evaluative evidence in parliaments, with the discussion highlighting the gap between demand and supply of evaluation evidence; evaluations are often not timely; limited time to interpret complex information; a compliance driven exercise rather than learning driven; and that the political mood influences use of evidence. Secondly, incentives encouraging evaluation evidence use include effective institutional structures such as parliamentary research services, M&E units, parliamentary budget offices, networks such as APNODE, partnerships with CSOs, academia and the media, relevant legal frameworks, and capacity strengthening initiatives.
Conclusions:In order to encourage greater uptake of evaluation evidence, we need to clarify the purpose of evaluations as important for learning and accountability, explore rapid evaluation methods, ensure accessibility, adn invest in peer learning capacity strengthening initiatives and networks such as APNODE. The importance of instilling a culture of evidence use in parliaments was emphasised, particularly through identifying and supporting champions within parliaments, strengthening capacity through peer learning opportunities and networks to build capacity in applying an evaluative lens to assess the credibility of evidence.
Follow-up Actions:We need to continue to engage in awareness raising, capacity strengthening initiatives through peer learning platforms and training, sharing relevant resources, support networks such as APNODE, and engage in resource mobilisation to support these initiatives.
Participant Testimonials
Name
Gado Boureima
Title
Hon
Organization
Parliament of Niger
Testimonial
Congratulations and thanks for your moderation of the webinar below of today. As promised and further to my intervention at this discussion, please see attached my proposal talked about [1) parliamentarian functions and evaluation criteria; 2) evaluation as a mean of political dialogue in parliament; 3) the imbalance between the executive and parliament]. I will be pleased to continue the discussion on any matter concerning parliamentarians an evaluation in general and APNODE in particular.
Total Participants: 15
    Participant Affiliation (Estimate or Actual)
  • Academic Institution
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Private Sector Firm
  • Government
  • Evaluation Practitioners
  • Student
  • Other
Organized by CLEAR-AA and APNODE (African Parliamentarians' Network on Development Evaluation)
Co-Organized byCLEAR-AA and APNODE (African Parliamentarians' Network on Development Evaluation)
About CLEAR-AA and APNODE (African Parliamentarians' Network on Development Evaluation)
APNODE’s promotes evidence-based decision-making among parliamentarians and encourages the institutionalization of evaluations. CLEAR-AA is an academic centre working with various actors to strengthen the generation and use of evaluation in evidence-based policy making.
Speaker, Presenter, or Instructor
Name
Hon. Jérémie Adomahou (Speaker)
Organization
APNODE
Title
Hon
Short Biography
Hon. Jérémie Adomahou is an APNODE Executive Committee member, and a Member of Parliament from Benin. Hon. Adomahou, has a background in Rural Engineering with more than 19 years of experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of development and infrastructure projects.
Name
Hon. Raphael Chegeni (Speaker)
Organization
APNODE
Title
Hon
Short Biography
Hon Chegeni is the APNODE Treasurer, and Member of Parliament from Tanzania. He is Regional Chairperson of The Great Lakes Parliamentary Forum on Peace East Africa Chapter, a Representative on the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank, Chairperson of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association-Tanzania
Name
Josephine Watera (Speaker)
Organization
Parliament of Uganda
Title
Ms
Short Biography
Ms Watera is Asst.Director M & E / Head Monitoring & Evaluation Division, Parliament of Uganda; Board Member - International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS); Member of the Advisory Committee for the Africa Centre for Evidence (ACE), and General Secretary Uganda Evaluation Assocation.
Name
Nagnouma Kone (Moderator)
Organization
APNODE
Title
Ms
Short Biography
Ms Kone is a consultant with the APNODE Secretariat
Name
Linda Khumalo (Moderator)
Organization
CLEAR-AA
Title
Ms
Short Biography
Ms Khumal is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in the Strengthening Legislative Oversight business line at CLEAR-AA.