Evaluation of Acacia Networks

IDRC's Acacia (Communities and the Information Society) program has chosen to invest a significant part of its budget in thematic networks. This grant will allow a team of senior international evaluators, in collaboration with IDRC's Evaluation Unit, to assess the effectiveness of the networking modality for achieving Acacia's goals, and to document and disseminate the lessons learned. The evaluators will endeavor to determine whether - and if so how - network-driven projects deliver the anticipated added value in terms of mentoring, peer-to-peer capacity building, transdisciplinarity, resource diversification, quality and impact. The primary users of the results will be the Acacia team and its partners, but the results will be shared with IDRC and made available in the public domain.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

End Date

Friday, August 27, 2010


24 months

IDRC Officer

Thioune, Ramata Aw

Total funding

CA$ 90,512


Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Mali, Senegal, South Africa, North of Sahara, South of Sahara