Effective and impactful development is anchored in evidence – but generating and using timely, relevant evidence has been a challenge within the development community. The Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) was established in 2010 to address this challenge. CLEAR is a collaborative, global partnership that works to strengthen partner countries’ capacities and systems for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and performance management (PM), to guide evidence-based development decisions.

Program Description I Charter I Brochure I Postcard

Our Work
  • Leadership Development
  • Advocacy
  • Knowledge Resources
  • Technical Assistance and Advisory Services
  • Diagnostics
  • Mentoring
  • Evaluations and Assessments
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Training
  • Grants, Competitions, and Awards
  • M&E Networks and Community of Practice
  • Conferences
CLEAR Documents
CLEAR Annual and Progress Report
CLEAR Annual Report

CLEAR Annual Report

  CLEAR Annual Report
CLEAR State of the Initiative Report 2010-2012
annual report FY14   annual report FY14
CLEAR Core Program Documents
CLEAR Strategy Document
New Theory of Change
(Updated Apr 24, 2015)
  Former Theory of Change
(Jun 2013-Apr 23,2015)
Original Theory of Change
(Oct 2011-June 2013)

clear, strategy   Strategy document TOC original
  English I French  
CLEAR Council Protocol
(Adopted Apr 24, 2015)
New CLEAR Charter
(Updated May 5, 2015)
  Original CLEAR Charter (May 12, 2012-May 4, 2015)
Building Blocks of CLEAR’s
Capacity Development Strategy
(February 2013)
  CLEAR Capacity Development Strategy_Building_Blocks
CLEAR Mid-Term Evaluation
New! CLEAR Mid-Term
Evaluation Final Report
Full Report I Annexes I Comments
New! CLEAR Mid-Term Evaluation
CLEAR Board’s Response to Recommendations
(October 2014)

CLEAR Mid-Term Evaluation
Inception Report February 2014
CLEAR, Mid-Term Evaluation board response CLEAR, Mid-Term Evaluation
Where We Work
Our Partners
African Development Bank (AfDB) DFAT, Australian Government Asian Development Bank (ADB)
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Australian Government
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The African Development Bank Group is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries. Learn more The department’s role is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally.
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ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting our investments wisely, in partnership with our developing member countries and other stakeholders. Learn more
belgium IDB RF
Belgian Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development Cooperation
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Rockefeller Foundation
Belgium strives for a peaceful and secure world where poverty is a thing of the past and where there are development opportunities for all.
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We support efforts by Latin America and the Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. We aim to bring about development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.Learn more The Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Learn more
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Department for International Development (DfID) SDC
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Department for International Development (DfID)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Sida is a government organization under the Swedish Foreign Ministry. We adminster approximately half of Sweden's budget for development aid. Learn more The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. Read more SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation. Read more
World Bank  
The World Bank
Independent Evaluation Group
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. Learn more IEG is charged with evaluating the activities of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (the World Bank), the work of International Finance Corporation (IFC) in private sector development, and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency's (MIGA) guarantee projects and services. Learn more  
CLEAR Allocations

Latin America Spanish speaking, CLEAR Regional Center Anglophone Africa, CLEAR regional center Brazil and Lusophone Africa, CLEAR regional center Francophone Africa, CLEAR regional center East Asia, CLEAR Regional Center South Asia, CLEAR Regional center