Something to Ponder: Cataloging The Evaluations Undertaken in a Country

Working my way through “Demand for and supply of evaluations in selected Sub-Saharan African countries,” which is a good read. there are several great points to note and consider but just one that i want to highlight here:

In no country was there a comprehensive library of evaluations that had been undertaken [there].

This seems like something that should change, as an important public good and source of information for national planning departments. I wonder if ethics review / institutional review bodies that work to register and approve studies may be able to take on some of this function.