Evaluation of CODESRIA’s programme cycle “Forty Years of Social Research and Knowledge Production: Consolidating Achievements, and Reaching New Frontiers 2012–2016”
Sida Decentralised Evaluation
Adam Pain , Stephen Webber , Jennifer Sesabo , Jerome Gouzou
The evaluation considers that CODESRIA contributes significantly to the public good in diverse ways through its programmes and that is has a wide constituency of support and appreciation. This is impressive given the small size of the Secretariat and the ambitions of its agenda. It is also an organisation on a dynamic evolutionary trajectory. It is evident that CODESRIA through its membership and Secretariat staff has been an organisation in strong debate within itself and the wider world. Its open mindedness and the quality of its key staff, combined with fixed term appointments as well as its membership and governance structure appear to have created an open institutional culture that fosters constructive argument and change. The long term support of Sida, and other Nordic donors including NORAD, has undoubtedly contributed to this.