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Co-creating solutions for South African M&E challenges, building M&E capacity, and

strengthening the M&E community.

SAMEA, in partnership with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), National Association of Social Change Entities in Education (NASCEE), Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and JET Education Services (JET) hosted an online evaluation hackathon event from 08 – 22 October 2021. A hackathon is a creative approach to problem-solving that uses a collaborative process.

Post Hackathon Products 

Theme: Monitoring and Evaluation in times of crisis

Final_ SAMEA Hackathon_Team 4 Evaluation Design and Plan for HeartBeat Clowns_21032022.pdf

Theme: Addressing the systemic crises facing South Africa

Transformative Equity Criteria and Guideline Version 2 following peer reviewer feedback:


Climate and Ecosystems Health Criteria and Guideline Version 2 following peer reviewer feedback: 


JUST TRANSITION COP:  A community of practice was established to focus on these two criteria and evaluation's contribution to a just transition. For more information, contact Jen Norins at [email protected]

European Evaluation Society (EES) presentations

In 2022 some of SAMEA's board members participated in the EES' 14th Biennial Conference which took place from 6 to 10 June 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Here are the 3 presentations related to the hackathon which highlights SAMEA's participation in this conference.

Presentation 1: Hackathon 22.06.06.ppt

Presentation 2: TransformativeEquity_EES_revised.pptx

Presentation 3: Conceptualisation_process_lessons_EH09062022.ppt

THIS evaluation HACKATHON IS BROUGHT TO YOU by SAMEA in partnership with: