At the heart of Twende Mbele is a desire to move beyond a network of people just sharing experience, toward a partnership where countries collaborate on developing and implementing M&E systems that improve government performance and impact on citizens. Twende engages with a variety of national governments who are interested to use M&E to strengthen government performance and accountability to citizens.
The Twende Mbele Programme currently involves four core country partners (Benin, South Africa, Ghana and Uganda), with two regional evaluation capacity development partners (CLEAR Anglophone Africa and the African Development Bank). Kenya and Niger joined the partnership as Collaborating Partners in 2018. These partners are learning from each other and more widely around how more effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems at all levels of government can strengthen government performance. The UK Department of International Development and the Hewlett Foundation are the financial supporters of the Programme, with each of the core partners.