Evaluate. Learn. Decide.
The CLEAR Network comprises six regional Centers and two affiliate Centers in Asia, America, and Africa. Our vision is to promote better development outcomes through increased evaluation capacity, learning, and the use of evidence. The CLEAR centers are core implementing members of the Global Evaluation Initiative, a global initiative committed to developing country-owned, sustainable monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks and capacities to promote the use of evidence in public decision-making.
We know that evaluation and monitoring should be at the heart of any debate on what works. Robust M&E systems are essential for governments and institutions. They help them design effective policies, support decision-making and create a clear sense of what progress is being achieved. Yet, many countries still lack effective M&E systems, making evidence-informed decision-making difficult.
Dugan Fraser, Manager of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI)
Check out what the Centers achieved in 2021
Over the past year, the CLEAR Centers delivered a total of 351 activities, including 103 training workshops, 129 knowledge-sharing events, 69 technical assistance advisory services, 44 knowledge and applied research products, and 7 scholarship and internship mentoring programs.
Our Work in Action
Advancing the Culture of M&E in Northeastern Brazil
Clear Northeast Program is launched to bring governments closer together to expand monitoring and evaluation practices for public policies in the region
Public Policy Effectiveness in West Africa
The 2nd CLEAR FA - CESAG regional roundtable provided an opportunity to take stock of the implementation of the program budget reform in six (6) countries
Monitoring and Evaluating the Inclusive Agricultural Program (PAI) in Mexico
The PAI is a program that seeks to transform the agricultural business environment in Mexico by providing market access for small farmers
Strengthening National M&E Systems in Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia
CLEAR-AA and UNICEF ESARO are implementing Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) interventions in several African countries
Research for Impact (RFI) Fellowship in South Asia
The Research for Impact Fellowship aims to equip young development researchers with theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to design and implement randomized evaluations for assessing the effectiveness of social policies and programs.