The e-Forum on "How to make better use of evaluation data" brought together 329 persons enrolled from 50 different countries, 43% of which were from the West African region. Half of them work in Ministries of Education at all levels. With a 14% participation level, this e-forum took place in a relaxed atmosphere and the participants showed a strong willingness to share their experiences, whether good or bad, and a constructive, critical spirit.
In order to support the debates, experts (teachers, principals, planning directors, journalists, parents of students) took part through an introductory video at each level of discussion. Opinion pieces and resources on the issues discussed were also made available to online participants.
From the three levels of discussion proposed (School and Teachers, National Policy, Community and Advocacy), the main messages were the following: