CLEAR Latin America and the Caribbean


We strengthen M&E capacity across Latin America and the Caribbean through training courses and workshops for international organizations, government, civil society, academia, and the private sector. We also share knowledge to promote evidence-based decision making and improve policy and programs in the region.


Our services include:



CLEAR Latin America and the Caribbean (CLEAR LAC) started operations in 2012. We are hosted by CIDE (the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics) in Mexico City.

Pragmatic...We develop strong, sustainable M&E systems to help our clients continuously improve the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policies and programs, and design tailor-made training programs to build M&E capacities for professionals working in specialized fields.

Broad Expertise.... Our team of over 20 full-time staff plus a network of over 50 professors, consultants, and experts from Latin America and abroad, has delivered over 60 custom and open-enrollment courses in 14 Latin American countries, training nearly 2,000 people from over 20 countries. We have also conducted more than 20 evaluations and published over a dozen books and other knowledge products. Additionally, through PRiME (Program in Rural M&E), conducted in collaboration with IFAD and other CLEAR Centers, we have trained nearly 200 people from 75 countries.

Innovative...In 2015, we organized the first Evaluation Week in Mexico. In 2017, we expanded this event to reach other countries in the Latin America. In 2019, in conjunction with  the inaugural gLOCAL Evaluation Week, more than 100 institutions hosted events and we reached an audience of over 10,000 people in 14 Latin American countries (see CLEAR LAC's 2019 Memories Book).



We engage strategic partners at country and regional levels, including:

  • Clients to develop relevant, useful M&E products and tools to help them reach their goals.
  • M&E stakeholders to broaden our reach across the region.
  • Researchers from Latin American universities and applied research centers to jointly deliver trainings and generate high-quality knowledge products.
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Jun 03
Jun 03 - 07 Jun, 2019
The first gLOCAL Evaluation Week will take place between June 3 and 7, 2019. During this week, events organized by public, private, and…
Feb 13
Feb 13 - 14 Feb, 2020
By invitation of FOCEVAL, the CLEAR LAC regional director Gabriela Pérez Yarahuán and the executive coordinator Carolina Romero will attend…
Nov 25
Nov 25 - 29 Nov, 2019
CLEAR and  the International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD) have joined forces to develop the PRiME Program in Rural M&E …