Consultancy services for the mid-term evaluation of the mathematical sciences for climate resilience (MS4CR) programme at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
This final report constitutes the final deliverable in the mid-term evaluation of the AIMS MS4CR programme (hereafter referred to as “the MTE”). As per the agreement between IDRC/GAC and the AIMS Secretariat, this external evaluation was commissioned to review and document results from the MS4CR. The evaluation is both summative and formative in nature. It covers the period 2017-2020. The present report follows a data collection phase conducted from March to June 2021. It was drafted based on an extensive desk review, data analysis, bibliometric analysis, interviews with around 40 stakeholders, a peer review of the curricula, and a learning workshop organised September 15th. The evaluation concludes that the AIMS MS4CR programme is highly relevant and is performing satisfactorily. Despite problems at the programme’s inception, and difficulties associated with COVID 19, most elements of the programme have started and have achieved their first results.
Author(s): Kouacou, Karine, Toure, Makany, van der Veen, Geert, Sadeski, Francie, Seawert, Aurélien