Matodzi Amisi leads the National Evaluation Systems practice at the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results at Wits University. This involves supporting African governments in developing or strengthening evaluation systems. From 2007-2013 Matodzi worked in the South African government, initially for the Ministry/Department of Human Settlements and the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME). In DPME she was part of the team that established the National Evaluation System in South Africa. I supported the Ministries of Social Development and Human Settlements in their evaluations. I was also part of the team that delivered a DPME/University of Cape Town course for the top three levels of the Public Service on Evidence Based Policy Making and Implementation. In addition, Matodzi lectures in the MPHIL at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town. Matodzi is also the Chairperson of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association. She has a keen interest in M&E and evidence use in the violence prevention sector, focusing on what works to prevent violence against women and children as well as in Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting.
Developing National Evaluation Systems in the public service
What is institutionalisation of evaluation in the public service, why it is important in public policy and how to institutionalise evaluation systems within the public service? The workshop explores evaluation policy, approaches to build capacity to supply and demand evaluations, evaluation standards, and approaches to ensuring use of evaluation. Participants learn from case studies of different countries and explore ways to implement in their own countries.
Instructor(s)Matodzi Michelle Amisi, Ian Goldman
Recommended forEvaluators, Management, Policy Makers, Practitioners