Carol Nuga Deliwe
Chief Director of Sector Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research at the national Department of Basic Education in South Africa and PhD Student
Carol Nuga Deliwe is enrolled for a PhD at Stellenbosch University, under the co-supervision of Professor Servaas van der Berg (social and economic policy) and Professor Nuraan Davids (education policy). As Chief Director responsible for Sector Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research at the national Department of Basic Education in South Africa, Carol has over two decades of experience in education planning, management information systems, monitoring, evaluation, and strategy within the country. In addition, she has five years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical health sciences in the United Kingdom. Carol leads strategy development, planning, monitoring, and evaluating large public sector programmes in response to long-range education development goals. She is active and known for finding innovative ways to develop capacity, influence behaviour change, and provide advice and support for actions and evidence-based decisions that promote organisational and broader development outcomes in the schooling sector. Her work on management information piqued her interest in how education institutions use data and information on learning outcomes to account for performance and improve development outcomes. Her research investigates how institutional arrangements in the schooling system influence accountability for performance and learning. She examines the constraints and benefits of the audit culture in government departments tasked with improving learning outcomes and how school accountability can strengthen information use at the school level to boost learning outcomes. Carol is a member of the UNESCO Institute of Statistics Board (appointed by the Director-General of UNESCO) and chairs the Ububele Psychotherapy Education Trust Board in South Africa. Carol holds a Masters in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand (2017), Postgraduate Diplomas in Development Finance and Economics from the University of London (2005; 2001), and a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) from Kings College London (1990). Carol has published on how evaluations inform education policy and practice, how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the education quality trajectory in South Africa, and how to strengthen and build an evidence base for inclusive education in South Africa.