CLEAR Annual Report 2013-2014
Launched in 2010, CLEAR brings together selected and recognized academic institutions or think tanks with other organizations, such as foundations and multilateral and bilateral organizations, in a global knowledge and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity development delivery partnership. The academic institutions and think tanks house the CLEAR Centers, while the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group hosts the program’s global hub. The program is envisaged to run through 2018. CLEAR is expected to promote replication of high-quality locally or regionally delivered capacity development services involving government agencies as well as civil society, and inspire such efforts globally.
The program’s goal is to be achieved by simultaneously:
• Stimulating demand for M&E capacity, through outreach and awareness building and developing and delivering innovative, responsive, contextually relevant, and cost-effective services
• Learning from, documenting, and sharing experiences and knowledge gained from the development and delivery process
Thus, CLEAR’s major benefit is expected to be building the capacity to build M&E capacity. This report summarizes the CLEAR Centers’ activities and achievements from July 2013 through June 2014. It also reflects on past experiences, summarizes the findings and lessons from the mid-term evaluation commissioned by CLEAR’s Board, and highlights the decisions for CLEAR’s future.