Registration is now open for MERL Tech Jozi — the first MERL Tech conference on the African continent.MERL Tech Jozi is a space for the South African MERL and tech communities as well as those working across the continent and the globe to gather and share experiences, learning and insights and to develop new collaborations related to MERL and technology!
Computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS) programmes and media and information technologies are changing monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) processes. Software and new technologies are opening up all kinds of possibilities for improving our efforts in monitoring and evaluating (M&E) programmes and understanding their short and long-term impact.
The 2018 Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building Workshop series organised by SAMEA will be held in Johannesburg on 22 – 23 October 2018. The Workshop series will coincide with the annual AGM of SAMEA.
There has been a lot of talk about lack of diversity in the evaluation sector in South Africa. There are range of initiatives to encourage the growth and “diversification” of evaluation sector. This includes discussions about emerging evaluators, young evaluators, etc. Government in its procurement processes has insisted on increasing participation of black owned firms in the evaluation process in line with the country’s transformation agenda. However, is all this thing necessary? And why should the evaluation discipline in South Africa be concerned with these uestions?