Background

The Zimbabwe Evaluation Association (ZEA) was established in 2004, however due to the prolonged economic and social challenges that the country faced, the majority of members migrated to neighbouring countries and the association withered. Zimbabwe is recovering from a decade of economic and social challenges and there is great need for quality evaluations to support evidence based policies and decision making. Local opportunities for capacity development in evaluation practice, information sharing and networking remain limited.

The Zimbabwe Evaluation Association was re-launched on the 3rd of October 2013. During the launch meeting, a committee of 15 was tasked to spearhead the setting up of ZEA. The committee, with secretariat support from UNICEF, successfully developed a constitution, registered ZEA as a Trust, opened a bank account, developed a three year strategy for the association, opened registration for membership and presided over the election of a new board in December 2014.

The Zimbabwe Evaluation Association seeks to act in ways that embody our mission, vision, and values in pursuit of our defined policies and goals.

Mission Statement

To promote an enabling environment for evaluation, build evaluation competences and strengthen the utilization of evaluation in Zimbabwe.

Our Vision

A Zimbabwe with a culture of quality evaluation that contributes to improved lives and conditions for citizens.

PURPOSE

To promote practices that will ensure that:

Programmes are evaluated

Evaluations are credible

Evaluation findings are used to inform policies/ development interventions

Evaluation contributes to sustainable development

VALUES

We are dedicated to what we do and we deliver on our promises

Commitment

We are dedicated to what we do and we deliver on our promises

Excellence

Consistently meet and exceed standards

Integrity

Acting honestly and reliably in all we do

Professionalism

Skill, expertise and proficiency in all we do

Transparency

Openness, communication and accountability in all our engagements

Our
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEMBERSHIP

ZEA pays particular attention to issues of diversity and encourages equitable representation of all population sub-groups as well as regional representation. In its membership recruitment and retention drive, ZEA ensures members include both evaluators and evaluation managers.

Value

Added Partnerships

United Nations Children’s Fund

African Capacity Building Foundation

United States Agency for International Development

Netherlands Development Organization