BREAKING: Former High Commissioner To Canada Dr. Sulley Gariba dies

Policy analyst and evaluation specialist, Dr. Sulley Gariba, has died according to a confirmed report available to

The former diplomat who served as Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada reportedly passed on this evening but the cause of his death is a bit sketchy.

As a known member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Dr. Sulley Gariba was a leader in the international evaluation movement, having been founding President of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) from 2002 to 2005 and President of the African Evaluation Association from 2007-2009.

He advised the secretariat managing the first round Evaluation of the Paris Declaration between 2006 and 2008; has served on several expert panels, including a 7-member panel of evaluation experts established by the OECD-DAC and the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) to assess the evaluation function in UNICEF.

He has served as team leader for the Review of UNDP’s Evaluation Policy in 2009; designed and delivered training on the use of citizen-based tools for evaluating poverty for over a dozen African Parliaments; and supported the design of water supply improvement projects Ethiopia and Eritrea; led capacity building for decentralized development in Nigeria; supported the establishment of Peace-building systems for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja and member states.

In 2005-2006, he led a major evaluation of UNDP’s HIV and AIDS programmes in 10 Southern Africa countries and Ethiopia, adding to his expertise in the capacity to integrate HIV and AIDS considerations in development planning and management and evaluation. From August 2006 to November 2007, Dr. Gariba assisted the African Development Bank (African Water Facility) to develop a system of Results-based M&E.


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