Lovemore [user:field_middlename] Mupeta

Lovemore Mupeta

Business Officer at AB
Member of Zambia Monitoring and Evaluation board. Degree in Demography with a specialist in Monitoring and Evaluation

Currently Doing my Post Graduate Diploma Studies in Monitoring and evaluation at
the University of Zambia.
 Bachelor’s Degree in Demography & Public Administration at the University of
Zambia, 2020.

Worked as an M&E assistant (Intern) for District Planning Unity
 Worked as Part of the Team of Consultants for Local Area Plan for as a Planner and M&E
office Under the GIZ Funding program and assisted M&E Planning system
 Recognized for outstanding M&E facilitators of Local Are planning in Lusaka
 Worked as a supervisor and as a Site Manage
 Recognized for overall outstanding academic performance at Highland’s Sec School

My contributions

  • How are we progressing in SDG evaluation?

    • Dear Emilia,

      Thank you for sparking this vital conversation regarding the role of evaluation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Evaluation is undoubtedly crucial in assessing progress, identifying effective strategies, and learning from experiences to hasten progress towards the SDGs. Here are some insights, specifically considering Zambia's context and its challenges in evaluation:

      Incorporating SDGs in Evaluations: While we strive to align project objectives with specific SDGs in our evaluation frameworks, we acknowledge the unique challenges faced in Zambia. Limited resources and capacity constraints often hinder the comprehensive assessment of contributions to SDGs. Efforts are underway to enhance the integration, but resource constraints remain a significant obstacle.

      Synthesis Studies: Conducting synthesis studies in Zambia has proven challenging due to gaps in data availability and quality. The lack of a centralized repository for evaluation findings makes it difficult to distill common lessons, best practices, and challenges across different projects. Strengthening data infrastructure is crucial to overcoming this limitation.

      Demand Beyond UN Agencies: Zambia has shown a growing interest in SDG-related evaluations beyond UN Agencies, particularly at the national level. However, challenges persist at the sub-national levels, where there is a need for increased awareness and capacity building. The commitment is evident, but there is a necessity for targeted efforts to involve diverse stakeholders.

      Engagement at Sub-National Levels: Sub-national entities in Zambia, including local governments and regional organizations, are gradually becoming more involved in SDG-related evaluations. Tailored approaches are essential, given the diverse local contexts, but there is a need for increased support and resources to ensure effective engagement at this level.

      Challenges and Opportunities: Zambia faces challenges such as limited capacity, insufficient data, and complex interlinked SDG targets. The opportunities lie in leveraging international partnerships and experiences to address these challenges. Collaborative efforts, knowledge-sharing, and targeted capacity-building initiatives can turn these challenges into opportunities for sustainable development.

      We are eager to participate in the upcoming workshop and webinar on evaluating contributions to SDGs. Through sharing experiences and insights, we hope to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the role of evaluation in advancing sustainable development, with a specific focus on addressing Zambia's unique challenges.

      Best regards,

      Mupeta Lovemore