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To commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) is launching an essay contest on evaluation in Africa. The top three winners will receive both financial and non-financial prizes as described below. The winner of the 2012 competition will receive a prize during the upcoming 2012 AfDB Evaluation Week, which will take place in Tunis, Tunisia, from December 3 to 6, 2012. The theme of the week is “Evaluation Matters for Development in Africa”.
The essay contest will also help in raising awareness on the importance of development evaluation in Africa’s pursuit of prosperity.
In line with the theme of the 2012 Evaluation Week, the essay topic is “Real world African evaluations in Africa that made a difference”.
The essay should focus on the utilization of evaluation findings, lessons and recommendations by decision-makers, and how they led to changed policies, strategies, practices, projects or governance. Ideally, the essay should be based on one or several specific evaluation case studies.
Key points to address:
Submit your essay, which must not exceed 4,000 words (written in English or in French; in Microsoft Word; 12 pt font size; double spacing) to 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org by 24:00 hours (GMT), on 11th November 2012.