The session introduced participants to the SAMEA virtual evaluation guideline - a free digital resource - and share experiences and lessons learned from virtual evaluation practice in South Africa and Kenya.
The SAMEA/DPME guideline provides practical and actionable advice to evaluators on conducting either virtual or hybrid evaluations. It covers the following areas: What is virtual evaluation? Why should we consider virtual evaluation? What are the challenges of conducting virtual evaluation? Key considerations for virtual planning, data collection and reporting. Ethical considerations for virtual evaluation. It provides tailored advice to the South African context drawing on the available literature.