We are Centre for Independent Evaluations in Malawi

We are a centre of excellence for high quality research, consultancies, training and provision of other auxiliary Services.

About the Founder

Charles B.L. Jumbe is a Professor of Economics at the Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CARD) under the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR). He holds a PhD in Economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway). Before joining the University in 1996, he had worked as an Economist in several government departments including the Office of the President and Cabinet in the Department of Economic Planning and Development (1990-1993), Ministry of Energy and Mining (1993-1996) and Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (1995- 1996).

With more than 20 years of research experience, he has worked on a wide range of areas or topics such as renewable and non-renewable energy, biofuels, monitoring and evaluation of development projects, environment and climate change, agriculture, food and nutrition security, natural resource management, forestry, efficient cookstoves, water and sanitation, rural development, poverty and vulnerability assessment. He has conducted baseline (situational) analysis, mid-term evaluation and impact evaluation (end of project) of development interventions.