National Evaluation Capacity in Uganda

This paper by Margaret Kakenda (President, Uganda Evaluation Association) provides an overview of the Ugandan national integrated M&E Framework as of 2009 and its structural arrangements, including a directorate of Monitoring and Evaluation in the Office of the Prime Minister. 

It discusses different types of evaluation being undertaken – ex-ante, mid-term and final, and examples of the use and influence of particular evaluations., including decisions to maintain economic policies despite critique and to create monitoring units to improve implementation, which was found to be the reason for lack of positive outcomes. It also discusses activities to improve individual capacities. While the national evaluation capacity in Uganda has changed since 2009, many of the issues and processes described still have relevance.