Evaluator Competencies: The South African Government Experience

This article describes the South African government's process in developing evaluator competencies. It first briefly describes the more general historical context in which the need for "competent" program evaluators and evaluation skills emerged in government, and then focuses on the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the South African Presidency, its evolution as a new government institution responsible for M&E in government, and its process to develop and institutionalize evaluator competencies.