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Programme Evaluation Unit

About Us

The Programme Evaluation Department undertakes donor funded and commercial programme evaluations. The Department has since its inception conducted evaluations for public and private organizations across Southern Africa. The Department does not follow a “one size fits all” approach to evaluations, but rather offers evaluations that can be customised to its clients’ needs and expectations.


The Department specializes in the evaluation of health, gender based violence and education/academic programmes and performs staff satisfaction and customer surveys and impact evaluations. The types of programmes that the Department has experience in evaluating are as per below:

  • Training programmes and /or short courses
  • New innovations
  • Direct service interventions
  • Community mobilisation efforts
  • Advocacy activities
  • Social marketing campaigns
  • Administrative systems
  • Surveillance systems


The benefits of performing an evaluation are as per below:

  • Determine if a project/programme met its targets
  • Determine the impact of a programme
  • Identify potential problems
  • Identify areas that need quality improvement
  • Improve strategic planning
  • Provide formative assessments to conceptualize future programme
  • Provide empirical evidence of the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of a programme

The Department’s Expert Fields

  • Public Health
  • Applied Psychology
  • Law
  • Research Methodology
  • Social Sciences
  • Accounting / Finance