CEF | Evaluation, Democracy and Social Justice

On 8 September 2017, IPAA and the CEF hosted Dugan Fraser, Program Director of the RAITH Foundation, a grant making philanthropic trust. Dugan attended the Forum to talk about how evaluation can be used to promote stronger institutions and social justice.

As the Program Director of the Raith Foundation, Dugan believes that empowering civil society actors will help South Africa overcome systemic injustice and unfairness and become the fair, just society envisioned by the Constitution. It uses evaluation to share and document lessons about how to accelerate systemic change towards a fairer South Africa. Dugan believes evaluation can help deepen democracy and create stronger institutions. But to shift ‘big systems’, he believes the evaluation profession needs to better engage with the interplay of political strangeness, policy ambitions, and the capacity of institutions to implement and learn. Dugan also reflected on how evaluators can explain their value-add in a noisy market place of ideas and fashions.


    Dugan Fraser
    RAITH Foundation &
   Chairperson, South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association

Before joining the RAITH Foundation, Dugan worked in the South African public service. He helped develop South Africa’s Government-Wide Monitoring and Evaluation System.

To view Dugan's powerpoint, click here.


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