The African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) is a non-profit umbrella organisation for African Voluntary Organisations for Professional Development (VOPEs). It serves as a leading source of evaluation knowledge for individual evaluators in countries where national evaluation associations do not exist.

Made in Africa Evaluation

Despite the existence of a few national evaluation networks in Africa, evaluation capacity-building efforts were mostly driven by international development organisations. African evaluators operated in an isolated context, often unable to mobilise the necessary resources and capacities crucial to facilitate effective up-scaling of evaluation practices within countries.

With its Secretariat in Accra, Ghana, AfrEA was founded in 1999 in response to a growing demand for information sharing, advocacy, and advanced evaluation capacity building in Africa. AfrEA has hosted eight International Evaluation conferences across Africa to promote the development of Africa-rooted, Africa-led M&E.