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Ian Goldman

International Advisor in Evaluation and Evidence Systems

From 2011 to June 2018, Dr. Ian Goldman was the Head of Evaluation and Research and later DDG in South Africa’s Ministry/Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), where he led the establishment of South Africa’s national evaluation system. He is now an Advisor on Evaluation and Evidence Systems at CLEAR Anglophone Africa. Ian has worked for 40 years on issues of rural development, decentralisation, sustainable livelihoods approaches, community-driven development, and evidence-based policy-making and implementation, working in 19 countries, with all levels of government, as well as in non-government organisations. Ian has been a Commissioner of 3ie since 2012, and one of the founders of the Twende Mbele African M&E Partnership, with partners Uganda, Benin, South Africa, CLEAR AA and African Development Bank. Ian joined CLEAR Anglophone Africa in July 2018, and is leading a research project leading to a book on evidence-based policy in Africa and advising internationally on evaluation and evidence systems. In addition Ian lectures at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Reading in the UK.