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Co-creating solutions for South African M&E challenges, building M&E capacity, and

strengthening the M&E community.

SAMEA, in partnership with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), National Association of Social Change Entities in Education (NASCEE), Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and JET Education Services (JET) hosted an online evaluation hackathon event from 08 – 22 October 2021. A hackathon is a creative approach to problem-solving that uses a collaborative process.

Post Hackathon Products 

Theme: Monitoring and Evaluation in times of crisis

Final_ SAMEA Hackathon_Team 4 Evaluation Design and Plan for HeartBeat Clowns_21032022.pdf

Theme: Addressing the systemic crises facing South Africa

Evaluation Guideline: Integrating a Transformative Equity Criterion into Evaluations for Promoting Transformative Systemic Change 

Evaluation Guideline_Transformative Equity_v3_Latest version.pdf

CEH Guideline: Guidelines for Applying the Climate and Ecosystems Health Criterion in the Commissioning, Design and Implementation of Evaluations

CEH Guideline_2.2.25_v3.pdf

M&E EVALUATION FOR JUST TRANSITION COP:  A community of practice was established to focus on these two criteria and evaluation's contribution to a just transition. For more information, contact Jen Norins at [email protected]


Were you part of the #SAMEAevaluationhackathon? Are you curious and would like to find out more?

Watch the SAMEA evaluation hackathon video here where we celebrate success, reflect and learn.

European Evaluation Society (EES) presentations

In 2022 some of SAMEA's board members participated in the EES' 14th Biennial Conference which took place from 6 to 10 June 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Here are the 3 presentations related to the hackathon which highlights SAMEA's participation in this conference.

Presentation 1: Hackathon 22.06.06.ppt

Presentation 2: TransformativeEquity_EES_revised.pptx

Presentation 3: Conceptualisation_process_lessons_EH09062022.ppt

THIS evaluation HACKATHON WAS BROUGHT TO YOU by SAMEA in partnership with: