About Us

The International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) fills an important gap in the global evaluation architecture. It is the first Africa-based international think-tank that combines research and innovation with extensive practical experience in evaluation for development in Africa.

With its operating headquarters in Kenya, and a range of emerging international alliances and partnerships, ICED is poised to use and enhance the value of evaluation to contribute to development outcomes and impacts. It focuses specifically on Africa as a significant priority area.


Dignity and well-being of individual and society


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: Integrity, Collaboration and partnership, Excellence & Diversity

ICED is an international and independent think-tank, specialising in innovation and research in Monitoring and Evaluation for development. Managed and governed by highly experienced, renowned and passionate experts knowledgeable of current trends and issues in evaluation, research and development, ICED can operate effectively at the nexus between evaluation, knowledge translation and development. 

This Africa based and African led organisation is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards to support development in Africa in a manner that is consistent with our guiding principles. This commitment is evident in the work that we do and shared by our sponsors, partners, associates and other stakeholders.

Headquartered in Nairobi Kenya, ICED is registered in the United States, Ghana and Kenya as an international not - for profit organization supporting evaluation research and innovation for development in Africa.

Our core business seeks to;

  • Advance evaluation research, innovation and adaptation in Monitoring and Evaluation to drive transformational development in Africa;
  • Support governments, private sectors, civil societies and other institutions to strengthen monitoring and evaluation theory and practice for organizational transformation;
  • Build capacity and professional development in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Policy engagement, convening and knowledge management for transformational development

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.


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


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.”

Core Values

ICED upholds the following core values which defines how it pursues its strategic objectives and relates with its stakeholders:

  Integrity

  Collaboration and partnership

  Excellence

  Diversity

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