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A Growing Demand for Monitoring and Evaluation in Africa
African Evaluation Journal
When decision-makers want to use evidence from monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to assist them in making choices, there is a demand for M&E. When there is great capacity to supply M&E information, but low capacity to demand quality evidence, there is a mismatch between supply and demand. In this context, as Picciotto (2009) observed, 'monitoring masquerades as evaluation'. This article applies this observation, using six case studies of African M&E systems, by asking: What evidence isdoi:10.4102/aej.v1i1.25 fatcat:aip4gc6atvhvjjzfivcbs6hxbe