Anglophone Africa


wsg logoIn Anglophone Africa, CLEAR works to develop and promote the use of evaluation in evidence-based policy-making to promote development. We believe that a strong grounding in the local context, and a learning-through-practice approach, will drive indigenisation and innovation in the field of evaluation. We work to support systems of evaluation across the region by strengthening the supply and demand for evaluation simultaneously. We draw on global and regional best practices, and generate knowledge that contributes to a community of scholars and practitioners. 

The Clear Anglophone Africa Centre was established in 2011 as one of six global centres who are at the forefront of building knowledge on ‘how to’ and ‘what works’ in evaluation capacity development in contextually-relevant ways across the globe. The CLEAR-AA is housed at the Wits School of Governance, within the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration is part of the partnership and delivers CLEAR-AA programming to West Africa, in close collaboration with the CLEAR Francophone Africa centre.

Vision: CLEAR-AA works to develop and promote the use of evaluation in evidence based policy making to accelerate equitable development across Anglophone Africa.

View CLEAR Anglophone Africa Team Profile

Wits School of Governance

Wits School of Governance is considered the leading regional institution in the arena of governance, policy and development management for the public sector. Since its inception in 1993, Wits School of Governance has been at the forefront of an international movement to transform public and development management, and currently produces the largest number of postgraduates in its field in Southern Africa.

CLEAR-AA forms one of two regional centres of excellence[1] within the WSG that provide specific expertise for students and academic enquiry. CLEAR-AA works with the WSG in leading capacity development approaches to public sector managers and civil society organisations across Africa to:

  • Support national and local public policy development, governance frameworks and institutional arrangements;
  • Enhance management systems, mechanisms and modalities;
  • Strengthen service-delivery, strategic planning, programme development, monitoring and evaluation.

[1] The other centre is the Centre for Defence and Security
Oct 06
Oct 06 - 04 Oct, 2016
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Oct 05 - 05 Oct, 2016
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Sep 20 - 22 Sep, 2016
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