The Centres for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) initiative is a collaborative global partnership, established in 2010 as an experimental approach to developing country government and civil society capacity in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and performance management.
Requirements for a midterm and final evaluation were built into the funding agreements and expectations of funders and CLEAR Centres since the inception of the initiative. The midterm evaluation also reflects a demand by the CLEAR Board to have an independent assessment of CLEAR progress at the mid-point in its lifecycle.
The evaluation covers the period from CLEAR inception in 2010 to December 2013 and, where relevant, considers developments in the five operational centres up until the time of finalising the evaluation report (September 2014). The evaluation considered the effectiveness of the CLEAR Board, Secretariat, Regional Centres and their affiliates and Regional Advisory Committees that were operational at the time of the evaluation. The evaluation was guided by a framework of questions and a data collection matrix that were used to assess the performance of CLEAR at global, regional and national levels and to ensure consistent collection of data and allow for triangulation of data from different sources.
Universalia Management Group. CLEAR Mid Term Evaluation: Final Evaluation Report. E-Pact Consortium, Oxford, UK (2014) 272 pp.