Développer et institutionnaliser l’évaluation en Afrique: Une analyse des structures d’opportunités [Developing and Institutionalizing Evaluation in Africa: An Analysis of Opportunity Structures].
The study of politics in Africa has long been focused on the objectivation of African states and their management mechanisms. Thus, the African state has been the object of different theoretical approaches: the developmentalist approach, the historical sociology of the state approach and a neopatrimonialistic approach. These three approaches start from different theoretical foundations but all end with the weakness of the African state and the emptiness of policies put into place. Far from being an unsuitable terrain for evaluation, the African state, at the failing of these oft-decried management mechanisms, constitutes an adapted terrain for evaluative research since “it’s the failure of public powers that stimulates research in evaluation matters” (Rossi and Wright, 1994). Our objective is to identify the opportunity structures likely to favour evaluation development in such a context.
PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS
- Research Assistant, Éthique et évaluation de l’action publique: des liens à (re)découvrir [Ethics and Evaluation of Public Policy: Links to (re)Discover], Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
This project focuses on the collection and analysis of data on the origins, finalities and utility of charters, standards and quality norms in evaluation (Canadian Evaluation Society and the Société québécoise d’évaluation de programme).
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
Authored or Co-Authored Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries
MBAÏREWAYE, M.-H., & JACOB, S. (2012), “Cultural Dimensions of the African Evaluation Guidelines”, in Jean-Claude Barbier & Penny Hawkins (eds), Evaluation Cultures Sense-making in Complex Times, New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, pp. 205-237.