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Etat des systèmes de suivi et d’évaluation en Afrique francophone : une approximation au moyen d’un diagnostic rapide

Edoé D. Agbodjan, Miché Ouédraogo, Moussa Thiaw, Pascal K. Kablan
African Evaluation Journal | Vol 11, No 1 | a654 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/aej.v11i1.654 | © 2023 Edoé D. Agbodjan, Miché Ouédraogo, Moussa Thiaw, Pascal K. Kablan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 July 2022 | Published: 14 August 2023

About the author(s)

Edoé D. Agbodjan, CLEAR Francophone Africa, CESAG Business School, Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG), Dakar, Senegal
Miché Ouédraogo, CLEAR Francophone Africa, CESAG Business School, Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG), Dakar, Sénégal; and Chaire en Leadership dans le Secteur Public, Ecole Nationale d’Administration Publique (ENAP), Québec, Canada
Moussa Thiaw, CLEAR Francophone Africa, CESAG Business School, Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG), Dakar, Sénégal; and Faculté des Sciences économiques et Gestion, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal
Pascal K. Kablan, École de Développement International et Mondialisation, Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Abstract

The state of monitoring and evaluation systems in Francophone Africa: An approximation through rapid diagnosis

Background: Francophone African countries are facing strong internal and external pressures to promote monitoring and evaluation systems (M&E). Unfortunately, the state of development of M&E functions in these countries are poorly known.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the status of selected components of M&E systems in Francophone Africa from an action-research perspective.

Method: This study uses two different methods: a literature review and an online survey of key informants in 23 Francophone African countries.

Results: The results highlight the current context of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including the regulatory frameworks, policies and guides on M&E as well as the formal structures responsible for M&E in surveyed countries. Furthermore, results indicate a weakness in M&E capacity building frameworks.

Conclusion: Poor knowledge of the state of M&E in Francophone African countries is an impediment to the process of institutionalising M&E and evidence-based decision making.

Contribution: By highlighting the state of M&E institutionalisation, the results of this research will provide guidance to the various stakeholders on the measures to be put in place to effectively support Francophone African countries in their process of institutionalising M&E of public policies.


Keywords

monitoring; evaluation; Francophone Africa; monitoring and evaluation system; institutionalisation.

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