The International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) was established at the right time. We have entered a development era shaped by the 2030 Agenda, its Sustainable Development Goals and the fourth industrial revolution, as well as accelerated societal changes driven by economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. Moreover, ICED has come on the scene at a time when Monitoring and Evaluation– for the first time ever – has the potential to support development efforts across the world in new, more effective ways.
ICED has been shaped by five key issues that offer the rationale for its establishment:
Evaluation Research and Innovations
Development framed by the Sustainable Development Goals brings remarkable new opportunities and challenges. Innovative and contextual monitoring and evaluation-based evidence will inform policies and decisions for development through our use of research, impact evaluations, innovations and forecast trends on critical issues.
Public and Private Institutions M&E System Development and Adaptive Management
This program focuses on providing thought leadership and technical support to public and private non-state organizations to build M&E systems and capacity. ICED works alongside clients to use M&E as a management tool to facilitate systematic tracking and management of performance to ultimately deliver results.
POLICY ENGAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND CONVENING
ICED seeks to disseminate research and innovation in evaluation for development to various stakeholders and share recommendations. Through this process of collaboration, the ICED team seeks to strengthen partnerships, increase generation and adoption of evidence into policy & decision – making and influence adoption of evidence in policy & decision-making.
Capacity Strengthening and Professional Development
Capacity building is integral to ICED‘s efforts to provide, inspire, and support thought and practice leadership in the evaluation profession. Through these programs, ICED will promote evaluation theory and practice, and utilization of high-quality evaluation that fosters sustainable effective evaluation practice
INSTITUTIONAL CAPABILITIES AND TRANSFORMATION
ICED aims to build institutional capabilities and improve decision making therefore increasing brand presence and visibility and securing financial sustainability. These tools support and streamline organizational structure, systems & processes, attract and retain top talent while diversifying resource streams.
Vision “Dignity and wellbeing of individual and society”
Mission… “To advance Monitoring and Evaluation theory and practice in support of sustainable and resilient development in Africa.”
ICED upholds the following core values which defines how it pursues its strategic objectives and relates with its stakeholders:
Collaboration and partnership