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ALYAMI, Mohammed has a Ph.D. in Evaluation from Western Michigan University. His professional experience is in human resources management and development. He holds two master’s degrees, one in marketing management from the Institute of Public Administration in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the other in human resources development from WMU. Before studying in the United States, Mr. Alyami worked as human resources manager in Saudi Arabia. His key evaluation interests include human resources development, evaluation standards, project management, and personnel evaluation. Alyami worked in (a) National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program evaluation (b) Teaching Assistant: Independent Research: Cost Analysis in Evaluation, at Western Michigan University, IDPE program. He also was involved in the evaluation of (a) the Michigan Saves Program (b) the Race Exhibit Initiative.

AMER, Awny is currently working as an independent M&E & Capacity building consultant based in Egypt. Awny got a Master degree in psychology & mental health field on 1990. He has worked with Plan International Egypt for 23 years leading the M&E department before starting his current role as a freelance consultant 4 years ago. During his career, he conducted many evaluations & studies for different programs with special focus on all the programs targeting children, youth and women needs and rights on each of the regional & national levels. Also, He facilitated many of the capacity building workshops on the participatory M&E approach, mechanism and tools. Awny is one of the key founders of the Evaluation MENA Network and the Research & Evaluation network in Egypt. He is an active member in other Evaluation networks such as IDEAS, AfrEA and board member at AGDEN in addition to others. Awny had the opportunity to participate different international, regional, national conferences where he contributed with some papers and abstracts that was published in the respective websites after presenting it in these conferences.

BARQAWI, Maram is currently working as Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in Jordan Education Initiative, where she is responsible for conducting the monitoring and evaluation activities and ensuring that their functions are established and operating effectively within the different programs/projects. Mrs. Barqawi has more than 12 years’ experience in the fields of consulting, Monitoring and Evaluation and ICT in Jordan and the region.  Throughout her years of experience, Mrs. Barqawi mastered the skills of Monitoring and Evaluation, setting the proper key performance indicators as well as collecting and analyzing data for different projects. She has worked on several areas including training and capacity building where she has a demonstrated experience in conducting and facilitating workshops related to M&E standards and approaches. As a skilled capacity builder and trainer she has extensive background in conducting workshops in the Arab region especially with UNICEF, UNDP and ESCWA in monitoring the Millennium Development Goals MDG's utilizing "DevInfo" system; she carried out projects in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem, Saudi Arabia, India and Tunisia.

HALIM, Maha Abdel, M&E and Communication Manager, at Catholic Relief Services, is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation, and communications plan for a livelihood project called Cash for Work. Generally, Monitoring and Evaluation, Capacity Building and research are her main areas of expertise over 13 years; where she was employed by International developmental and humanitarian organizations. Maha also has an experience in conducting mid and final evaluation for international agencies implemented developmental projects. She is a member of International Development & Evaluation Association (IDEAS); Research & Evaluation network in Egypt (EARNE); MENA Evaluation Network; and European Evaluation Society.

MADANY, Mohamed Moustafa works currently for the Brooke Egypt as a Mansoura Regional manager, with the responsibility of program and project management planning, ensuring quality of implementation, and overseeing day to day program implementation effectiveness; developing a monitoring system for current community engagement activities including animal based and human behavioural change indicators; and identify training needs for field staff in the area projects and programmatic management.  He used to work for the Brooke also as a community development officer, research team leader and data manager for conducting field researches where he took part in many researches.

MATHIA, Mariane has extensive operational knowledge spanning all aspects of project management, especially pertaining to monitoring and evaluation. She has strong expertise in technical oversight of small-to-large scale grants, including reporting, compliancy requirements design and management of multiple innovative solutions across a wide range of programs. She has demonstrated success in engaging teams to achieve program objectives through partnerships among diverse actors, including community-based organizations, youth, academic institutions, and local government authorities. Proactively support the organizational building capacity of local partners in developing their skills in data collection and entry. Drafting and supporting the administration of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Implementation Plans, logistical framework and associated performance indicator sheets.

MOUSSA, Ziad is a Senior Research Associate at the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit of the American University of Beirut, where he leads the programme “Mainstreaming Evaluation Theory and Practice in the Middle East and North Africa” aiming at catalyzing the emergence of an “indigenous” evaluation culture in the MENA region. He also pursues an active international evaluation career and has worked so far in 30+ countries across the MENA region and the global South.  Ziad’s academic work focuses on the “Arabization” and contextualization of developmental and evaluation approaches, most notably through the Arabic versions of the books “Research for Development in the Dry Arab Region: the Cactus Flower” (2007) and “Outcome Mapping: Building Reflection and Learning into Development” (2010).  Ziad is a Board Member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), Steward of the Outcome Mapping Learning Community (OMLC) and the Moderator of the MENA Evaluators Network (EvalMENA), which he considers his most thrilling and rewarding professional and human adventure.

RAMSIS, Ayman is an experienced leader and manager with seventeen years of successful work experience in the field of community and organizational development and civil society strengthening as a leader, manager, researcher, trainer, community mobilize and social worker in 6 development organizations (CEOSS, CARE International, Dorcas Aid International, World Education, Diakonia and Relief International). Ayman served at grassroots, governorate, national, and regional capacities in Egypt and the Middle East. Ayman led organizational development processes for governmental, non-governmental (NGOs) and private sector entities. Major areas of Ayman’s expertise include development, management and monitoring and evaluation for projects in democratization, human rights and community development. Ayman excelled Staff development, Civil society strengthening and NGOs capacity building; grant management; vulnerability assessment, evaluation, training of managers and social workers; networking with and developing networks of international and national organizations, liaison and partnership, fund raising, corporate social responsibility, peace and reconciliation, democratization, advocacy and rights based approach. As per Ayman’s education he completed his Master’s in International business administration from ESLSCA group-France in 2008 and currently is a student of PhD in Psychology at the Atlantic International University with majors in Organizational Psychology and Peacemaking.

SMIRAT, Samira is an experienced social worker, community development professional and manager, with 18 years in the public and private sectors.   She currently heads Plan:Net Limited’s office in Jordan where she manages and participates in its main project activities.  Her primary professional experience is with the social and economic empowerment of low-income communities – in particular, women - using participatory development methodologies.  She has expanded her initial public-service work-experience in the housing and environment sectors into a much wider sphere of consulting, primarily with internationally funded development projects. Samira is an experienced community facilitator, monitor/social researcher and trainer of monitoring and evaluation methodologies (Results Based Management (RBM), Outcome Mapping, Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) and Appreciative Inquiry).  Much of her professional practice since joining Plan:Net (P:N) occurred within the context of gender and/or environment projects funded by international donors such as CARE International, GFA, IFAD, IDRC, and GTZ.



BAMBERGER, Michael is an Independent Consultant in the United States. Michael Bamberger has a Ph.D. in sociology from the London School of Economics. He has 45 years of experience in development evaluation, including a decade working with NGOs in Latin America on housing and urban development, almost 25 years working on evaluation and gender and development issues with the World Bank in most of the social and economic sectors in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. He also has a decade as an independent evaluation consultant working with 10 different UN agencies, the World Bank and the regional development banks, bilateral agencies, developing country governments and NGOs. He has published three books on development evaluation, numerous handbooks on evaluation methodology, and articles in leading evaluation journals. He has been active for 20 years with the American Evaluation Association, serving on the Board and as chair of the International Committee. He has served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation, the Journal for Mixed Method Research and the Journal of Development Effectiveness, and is a regular reviewer for numerous professional evaluation journals. He is on the faculty of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) where he lectures on conducting evaluations under budget, time and data constraints; the gender dimensions of impact evaluation; mixed method evaluation and the evaluation of complex programs. He is also teaches at the Foundation for Advanced Studies for International Development in Tokyo.

Buchanan-Smith, Margieis a Senior Research Associate with the Overseas Development Institute, and is based in London. She has been involved in the humanitarian aid sector for almost 30 years, as an evaluator, a policy researcher and adviser, a humanitarian programme manager and as a trainer and coach. She has commissioned, managed and led numerous evaluations of humanitarian action, from single project evaluations to complex multi-agency evaluations. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University.

CARDEN, Fred, Director, Evaluation Unit, International Development Research Center (IDRC) joined IDRC's Evaluation Unit in 1993 and became the Director in March 2004. He has written in the areas of evaluation, international cooperation, and environmental management. His current work includes assessment of the influence of research on public policy, and the development of use-oriented evaluation tools and methods in the areas of organizational assessment, participatory monitoring and evaluation, program evaluation and outcome mapping. Recent co-publications include "Outcome Mapping", "Organizational Assessment", and "Evaluating Capacity Development". He has taught and carried out research at York University, the Cooperative College of Tanzania, the Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia) and the University of Indonesia. He holds a PhD from the Université de Montréal and a Master's degree in environmental studies from York University.


Cosgrave, Johnis an independent evaluator with more than 30 years of experience of humanitarian action and development in over 60 countries. Much of John’s work has been in fragile states either undergoing or recovering from conflict. John has undertaken 67 evaluations and reviews since 1997, mostly in the capacity of team leader. John was the evaluation advisor and coordinator for the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition and wrote the Expanded Summary for the evaluation. He wrote the ALNAP guide to real-time evaluation and co-authored the ALNAP guide to the Evaluation of Humanitarian Action.

DONALDSON, Stewart I. is Professor and Chair of Psychology, Director of the Institute of Organizational and Program Evaluation Research, and Dean of the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Donaldson has taught numerous university courses, professional development workshops, and has mentored and coached more than 100 graduate students and working professionals during the past two decades. He has also provided organizational consulting, applied research, or program evaluation services to more than 100 different organizations. He is a fellow of the Western Psychological Association, is serving a 3-year elected term on the Board of the American Evaluation Association, is Co-Director of the American Evaluation Association’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program, and is on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, the Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, and the SAGE Research Methods Online. Stewart Donaldson has authored or co-authored more than 200 evaluation reports, scientific journal articles, and chapters and his recent books include Social Psychology and Evaluation (2011); Advancing Validity in Outcome Evaluation: Theory and Practice (2011); Applied Positive Psychology: Improving Everyday Life, Health, Schools, Work, and Society (2011); Teaching Psychology Online (in press); Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation (forthcoming); The Future of Evaluation in Society (forthcoming); What Counts as Credible Evidence in Applied Research and Evaluation Practice? (2008); Program Theory-Driven Evaluation Science: Strategies and Applications (2007); Applied Psychology: New Frontiers and Rewarding Careers (2006); and Evaluating Social Programs and Problems: Visions for the New Millennium (2003). Dr. Donaldson has been honored with Early Career Achievement Awards from the Western Psychological Association and the American Evaluation Association.

DORADO, Diego was the director of the Office of Evaluation of Public Policy in Colombia‘s National Planning Department (DNP). IN the execution of his duties as director he worked jointly with the Office of the President and the Ministry of Finance in the development and institutionalization of the performance based management tools, in order to strengthen the inputs used by policymakers. Previously he served as manager of the Unified Public Investment System, position he held from 2007 until August 2009. HE is also known for his experience as an international consultant in themes related to public investment and project formulation. He has worked as a consultant of the ECLAC and the IDB. He is an economist specialized in evaluation with a Masters Degree in Cooperation and International Affairs.

FETTERMAN, David is President and CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm. He is concurrently a Professor of Education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the Director of the Arkansas Evaluation Center. He is also a Collaborating Professor, Colegio de Postgraduados and Distinguished Visiting Professor at San Jose State University. He has 25 years experience at Stanford University. He was the Director of Evaluation in the School of Medicine; Director of Evaluation, Career Development, and Alumni Relations; and Director of the Master of Arts Policy Analysis and Evaluation Program in the School of Education. He also served in the senior administration at Stanford University. He was formerly Professor and Research Director at the California Institute of Integral Studies; Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research; and a Senior Associate and Project Director at RMC Research Corporation. Fetterman is a past-president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the American Anthropological Association‘s Council on Anthropology and Education. He is the co-chair of AEA‘s Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation Division. David received the Outstanding Higher Education Professional Award in 2008. He received both the Paul Lazarsfeld Award for Outstanding Contributions to Evaluation Theory and the Myrdal Award for Cumulative Contributions to Evaluation Practice. He was elected a fellow of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology. He also received one of the 1990 Mensa Education and Research Foundation Awards for Excellense. Fetterman has contributed to a variety of encyclopaedias and is the author of 10 books, including Ethnography: Step by Step and over 100 articles and reports.

HAY, Katherine is a Senior Programme Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India. Katherine leads the monitoring and evaluation function of the Gates Foundation India office. This leadership role involves decision making on the evaluation of foundation supported multisector programs in the country and supporting the design of outcome and use focused investments. Working in international development evaluation, Katherine has domain expertise and interest in social exclusion, gender equality, and capacity strengthening. A champion of evaluation field building, her work includes building evaluation curriculum in universities in South Asia and supporting evaluation communities of practice. Katherine’s work and ideas on Evaluation Field Building in South Asia were the focus of a Forum in the American Journal of Evaluation (2010). Katherine was instrumental in the conceptualization and realization of the first ever Evaluation Conclave held in New Delhi in October 2010 (www.evaluationconclave.org). She has seeded and supported a growing group of South Asian evaluators through a group called the Community of Evaluators (www.communityofevalutors.org). Katherine’s work on policy research and social sciences in South Asia is captured in “Making Research Matter” in Economics and Political Weekly (Jan 2010). She co-edited a book and CD project with Navsharan Singh called Real Rights: Decentralization and Women in South Asia in 2010. She produced a video, book, and CD project on Women’s Empowerment: Research and Programming in 2009. She is currently editing, with Shubh Kumar Range, a book on Evaluation in South Asia (title TBC) and has edited with Ratna Sudarshan a special issue of the Indian Journal of Gender Studies on Development, Gender, and Evaluation – Reflecting on Practice, Strengthening Practice. Katherine has been researching, working, and living in South Asia for over 15 years.

HEIDER, Caroline has over 20 years of experience in evaluation. She is Director of the World Bank‘s Independent Evaluation Office. Previously, she was the director of the office of evaluation of the World Food Programme (WFP) and vice chair of the UN Evaluation Group. She provides strategic direction to the office and has been the driving force behind improving evaluation at WFP. During this period, she has been called upon to participate in peer reviews of evaluation functions or of evaluations of sister organizations. Prior to her current position, Caroline was the deputy director of the office of evaluation at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, where she was responsible for guiding professional staff and quality assuring their evaluation reports, revising evaluation guidelines, and managing evaluations. AT the Asian Development Bank, Caroline was the team leader for most of her evaluations, including country portfolio evaluations, impact evaluations, thematic evaluations, and programme and project evaluations. While at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization she was a central part of a small core team that conducted corporate evaluations and supported the self-evaluation system. Heider authored Conceptual Framework for Evaluation Capacity Development in a forthcoming IDEAS/World Bank publication (2010).

HUMMELBRUNNER, Richard is Senior Associate of ÖAR Regionalberatung Graz, Austria with more than 30 years of professional experience as a consultant / evaluator in the fields of regional and international development. During recent years he has been active in promoting the use of systems thinking in evaluation as a practitioner, trainer and author.

KUMAR, Shiva is a development economist and Adviser to UNICEF India. He has over 30 years of experience in policy research and analysis, public management and evaluation. He is Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and teaches economics and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research has focused on poverty and human development, basic education and health, social policy evaluation including the impact of development policies on children and women. Shiva Kumar has been associated with several evaluations including an Assessment of Development Results for UNDP in China, evaluation of UNDP’s contribution to south-south cooperation and UNDP’s contribution to strengthening local governance. He has been a regular contributor to UNDP’s Human Development Reports and has been associated with the preparation of several national Human Development Reports. Shiva Kumar is a member of Government of India’s National Advisory Council, Central Council of Health and Family Welfare, and the Mission Steering Group of the National Rural Health Mission. He also serves on the Governing Council of non-governmental organizations including the Centre for Science and Environment, International Center for Research on Women and Public Health Foundation of India. Shiva Kumar did his M.A. in Economics from Bangalore University and his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He also has a Masters in Public Administration and a Ph.D in Political Economy and Government, both from Harvard University. He lives in New Delhi.

KUSEK ZALL, Jody has provided leadership in the area of monitoring and evaluation at the World Bank for eight years. She currently heads up the Bank‘s Global HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Group (GAMET) that aims to strengthen the use of HIV/AIDS data to support national and sub-national policy and program decision-making in over 50 countries, worldwide. Previously, she was the Cluster Leader for Getting Results at the World Bank‘s Africa Region, and co-authored the Bank‘s business process to design and use a Results-based country assistance strategy that is now in use, Bank-wide. Earlier, Ms. Kusek worked for the Clinton-Gore Administration in the United States, designing and implementing the Government performance and results act. She is the co-author of Ten steps to results-based monitoring and evaluation. She is also the author of numerous papers on government management, results based management and poverty monitoring system development.

KUZMIN, Alexey is an international evaluation consultant. He is the president of the Process Consulting Company, an organization development and programme evaluation group based in Moscow, Russia. Kuzmin has been working as a management and organization development consultant since 1987. Since the mid-90s he has specialized in programme and project evaluation, conducting over 100 evaluations of projects and programmes in Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States and Central and Eastern Europe. His evaluation clients include UN agencies, international development agencies, private foundations, NGOs, businesses and government entities. He is a lecturer at the Moscow School for Social and Economic Sciences where he has taught a programme evaluation course since 2004. HE also conducts evaluation training for various audiences on a regular basis nationally and internationally. Kuzmin is active in professional associations in the region and internationally. He has been a member of the International Programme Evaluation Network (IPEN) Board of Trustees since 2000 and a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) since 1999. He chaired the AEA‘s International Committee in 2005-2006 and co-chaired the AEA‘s International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation Topical Interest Group in 2003-2006. Kuzmin has a number of publication sin English and in Russian on evaluation and evaluation related issues. In particular, he was a co-editor and co-author of the Russian-American book "Program evaluation: methodology and practice" published in Russia.

LUNDGREN, Hans manages the OECD/ DAC Network on Development Evaluation which brings together evaluation managers and experts from 30 bilateral and multilateral development agencies. He joined the OECD in 1987 and has since worked on development policy and aid effectiveness issues, with an increasing focus over time on development evaluation. He has published on evaluation systems in aid agencies and written a number of articles on DAC‘s evaluation work. He led the drafting of the DAC Principles for evaluation of development assistance and co-ordinated the work on the DAC Glossary of terms in evaluation and results based management, and the DAC Evaluation quality standards. He also has experience from international expert reviews of M&E systems and is a member of UNESCO‘s Oversight Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the OECD in 1987, he worked in field operations with the UNDP in West Africa, and at UNESCO headquarters managing trust fund operations.

LUSTHAUS, Charles, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Universalia Management Group; and Associate Professor, McGill University, is one of the founders of Universalia and an expert in management, organizational theory, and institutional evaluation and change. Dr. Lusthaus has over 25 years of experience in organizational development and assessment in Canada and internationally. He has published numerous books and articles on management and policy development and has made over 100 presentations at conferences and workshops. Dr. Lusthaus is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at McGill University. He is one of the authors of Organizational Assessment: A Framework for Improving Organizational Performance, (IDRC, IDB,2002), which was the culmination of over 20 years of fieldwork and research on this topic. He and his colleagues are now carrying out research on the development and evaluation of international partnerships and networks and will be disseminating their findings at the end of 2006. Dr. Lusthaus is one of the company stakeholders and a member of the Board of Directors.

MENON, Saraswathi was the Director of the Evaluation Office in the United Nations Development Programme and the elected Chair of the United Nations Evaluations Group the brings together the heads of evaluation of all UN organizations. She has worked in UNDP for more than 20 years. She was a member of the team of authors who wrote the first six Human Development Reports. Subsequently she worked on UNDP programmes as Deputy Chief of the Regional Programme in the Regional Bureau of Asia and the Pacific. She served as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Nepal (1999-2000) and as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia (2000-2003). Prior to joining UNDP she taught sociology in Madras University in India. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Her Ph.D. dissertation was on caste and land control in Thanjavur district during the nineteenth century, and she continues to be interested in multi-dimensional issues of poverty.

MERTENS, Donna is a Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Research at Gallaudet University, where she teaches advanced research methods and program evaluation to deaf and hearing students. She also serves as editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. The primary focus of her work is transformative mixed-methods inquiry in diverse communities that prioritizes ethical implications of research in pursuit of social justice. Her recent books include Program Evaluation Theory to Practice: A Comprehensive Guide, Transformative Research and Evaluation, The Handbook of Social Research Ethics; Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods (3rd ed.); Research and Evaluation Methods in Special Education; and Parents and Their Deaf Children: The Early Years. She is widely published in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, American Journal of Evaluation, American Annals of the Deaf, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

NAIDOO, Indran is Director of the UNDP Evaluation Office. Previously, he was the Deputy-Director General responsible for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) at the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Africa. Naidoo has provided leadership for M&E at various levels for the past 15 years, having started the country‘s first M&E unit in 1995 at the Department of Land Affairs, before moving to the PSC in 2000, where he helped develop M&E systems and engaged with stakeholders on evaluation results. He trained as a teacher, and hold degrees in English, Education and Geography (Masters: West Virginia University, USA). He has actively supported the development of M&E in Africa, and was Conference Co-Chair for the 2004 AFREA event, which the PSC co-hosted, as well as the 2007 and 2009 SAMEA conferences. He served as the Deputy-Chairperson of SAMEA and represented AFREA on the network of Networks on Impact Evaluation (NONIE). He has presented papers at several international conferences, the most recent being the Latin American and Caribbean Evaluation Network (Bogota, 2009), the IDEAS Development Evaluation Seminar (Johannesburg, 2009), and the European Evaluation Association Conference (Lisbon, 2008). He has also served on the United Nations Joint Country Evaluation advisory panel. He has co-taught a course in the International Programme for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) held in Canada in 2008 and 2009.

O‘BRIEN, Finbar is former Director of Evaluation at UNICEF. He has worked in international development for 25 years, fifteen of which were spent in Africa. He was formerly the Head of Evaluation and Audit with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland and also served as Chair of the DAC Evaluation Network. O‘ Brien‘s major interests in recent years have been institutional arrangements for evaluation and the promotion of joint and country-led evaluations.

OFIR, Zenda, Former President, African Evaluation Association, South African born Zenda Ofir has a PhD in Chemistry and has been a full-time evaluation specialist since 2000. She has participated in, led or managed evaluation and knowledge management assignments for more than 40 multi-, bilateral and local (often repeat) clients in more than 30 countries in Africa and Asia. These include universities, NGOs, government agencies and bi/multilateral organisations such as JICA, SIDA, IUCN (Switzerland), UNDP and UNIFEM (New York), IDRC (Ottawa), ILO (Geneva), UNEP (Nairobi), and IFAD and CGIAR (Rome). Zenda works at global, regional and national levels. Her evaluation work has spanned diverse areas - child labour, agriculture, rural development, conservation, energy, environment, education, ICT for development, HIV/AIDS, institutional development, research capacity development, partnerships, networks, knowledge management and policy influencing. Zenda has also served on numerous international evaluation expert panels advising organizations on evaluation policies and strategies, including a panel established by OECD-DAC and UNEG to review the evaluation function of the World Food Programme (WFP); an International Expert Panel for the Review of the IFAD Evaluation Manual; an external advisory group for the development of the performance assessment framework of the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR); and the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisation (GAVI) Evaluation Advisory Committee. Zenda was President of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), Vice-President of the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), first Board member of the American Evaluation Association based outside the USA, CGIAR Science Council Standing Panel member on Impact Assessment (SPIA) and Steering Committee member of the Network of Networks on Impact Evaluation (NONIE). She also served in 2004 as co-convenor of the Third AfrEA Conference in Cape Town, and in April 2009 as co-host of the AfrEA/NONIE/3ie/UNICEF Conference on Impact Evaluation for Development Effectiveness held in Cairo, Egypt.

PRESKILL, Hallie is the Executive Director of FSG‘s Strategic Learning and Evaluation (www.fsg.org). FSG is an internaitonal strategy consulting, research and evaluation firm committed to accelerating the pace of social progress. Prior to joining FSG, Preskill spent more than 20 years in the academic world, teaching courses in programme evaluation, organizational learning, appreciative inquiry and training and organization development. Her books include Reframing Evaluation through Appreicative Inquiry (2006); Building Evaluation Capacity: 72 Activities for Teaching and Training (2005); Evaluation in Organizations: A Systematic Approach to Enhancing Learning, Performance & Change (2001, 2009); Evaluative Inquiry for Learning in Organizations (1999); and Evaluation Strategies for Communication and Reporting (2005). Preskill was the 2007 President of the American Evaluation Association. She received the American Evaluation Association‘s Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Outstanding Professional Practice in 2002, and the University of Illinois Distirnguished Alumni Award in 2004. Over the years, she has provided consulting services and workshops, and has conducted evaluations in schools, healthcare, foundations, government, and corporate organizations.

QUINN PATTON, Michael is an independent organizational development and evaluation consultant. He is former President of the American Evaluation Association and author of several evaluation books including Essentials of Utilization-Focused Evaluation (Sage, 2012) and Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use (Guilford Press, 2011). He teaches regularly in The Evaluators‘ Institute, The World Bank‘s International Program in Development Evaluation Training in Ottawa, and the American Evaluation Association‘s professional development courses. He was on the social sciences faculty of the University of Minnesota for 18 years, including five years as Director of the Minnesota Center for Social Research.

RAYNOR, Jared is Director of Evaluation at TCC Group, where he focuses on evaluation, organizational development (including capacity building and collaboration), and international programs. His work at TCC has included numerous domestic and international clients, including evaluations of capacity-building initiatives, multi-site cluster evaluations, evaluation system design, strategic planning, organizational structuring and design, and strategic organizational assessment and development. Coming from a background of organizational change management, he has an acute interest in the relationship between evaluation and strategy development and how to foster internal learning organizations. His recent work has included a focus on coalitions/networks and policy/advocacy organizations. Prior to joining TCC Group, he worked with the United Nations in New York and the International Rescue Committee in Azerbaijan as well as smaller project work in Latin America and the U.S. Raynor is a graduate of the Milano Graduate School at New School University where he received an MS in Organizational Change Management, focusing on community development and the organizational structure of development organizations in humanitarian emergencies. He earned bachelor’s degrees in finance and Spanish from the University of Utah. He has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally and is the author of several publications, including “What Makes an Effective Coalition” and “What Makes an Effective Advocacy Organization? A Framework for Determining Advocacy Capacity,” published by The California Endowment.

REYNOLDS, Martin is a consultant, researcher, and lecturer in Systems Thinking at The Open University, UK. He has produced distance learning resources for postgraduate programmes on International Development, Environmental Decision Making, and Systems Thinking in Practice and has published widely in these fields. Many of his publications are available on open access. He provides workshop support and facilitation for professional development in systems practice and critical systems thinking and has experience with designing and facilitating workshops for the European Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association.

RIST, Ray has had a distinguished career which includes a range of high profile government and academic appointments. He has been a visiting professor at several prestigious universities, and has been a consultant to many national and international organisations, including the World Bank, OECD, DFID, IADB, and a range of corporations, House and Senate committees in the United States. The focus of much of this consulting has been on public sector performance, especially that of results-based management and measurement, and he has been an advisor to senior government officials in more than 50 countries. Rist is currently an advisor to the World Bank, co-director of the International program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) and President of IDEAS. He has authored or edited 26 books and has authored more than 140 articles and monographs.

ROCHLIN, Steve, Senior Partner, Director and AccountAbility's US Representative, is currently leading AccountAbility's initiatives on the alignment of corporate responsibility with core business strategy such as the Global Leadership Network (GLN); innovative models of collaborative governance; scaling the ability of voluntary standards systems to impact sustainable development. He has consulted several of the world's leading brands to help them achieve world-class global corporate citizenship performance, measurement, strategy, and stakeholder engagement. Steve frequently delivers keynote speeches on topics related to these issues for events around the world. Steve is a Senior Research Fellow for The Centre for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College. He has co-authored 'Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets and Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship.' Prior to joining AccountAbility, Steve worked extensively in the areas of technology-based economic development for the National Academy of Sciences and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. and The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College where he spent eleven years as Director of Research and Development and as a member of the senior leadership team leading the effort to build one of the premier applied R&D Centers on the strategy, management, measurement, and practice of corporate responsibility. He has also served as Associate for an economics and management consulting firm. Steve obtained his Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and his A.B. from Brown University.

ROGERS, Patricia is Professor of Public Sector Evaluation at RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) in Australia. She has worked in public sector evaluation and research for more than 25 years, with government and non-government organizations (international, national, state and local) across a wide range of program areas, including agriculture, community development, criminal justice, early childhood, education, health promotion, Indigenous housing, and legal aid. She has worked on projects with international agencies including the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank Institute, the Network Of Networks on Impact Evaluation (NONIE), and InterAction. She is leading the development of BetterEvaluation, a collaboration to improve evaluation by sharing information about methods. Her research interests focus on appropriate methodological choices to suit the purpose of evaluation and the nature of what is being evaluated, including attention to complication and complexity. Her recent publications include Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models, (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2011) with Sue Funnell.

ROJAS, Katrina, Universalia Management Group, is a senior consultant who has worked in planning, monitoring, evaluation, governance and other areas of organizational development for the last ten years. Since joining Universalia in 2001, she has carried out assignments for CIDA, the International Development Research Centre, Caribbean Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, Foreign Affairs Canada, Television Trust for the Environment, UNCDF, UNIFEM, and the Government of Nicaragua's Program to Support Implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy. Between 1994 and 2001, Ms. Rojas lived in Costa Rica and consulted with civil society organizations involved in children's rights, human rights, women's rights and gender equality, health and environmental issues, popular education, and community development in Central America. She was a member of Fundación Acceso, an NGO that provides capacity building services to civil society organizations in Central America. Ms. Rojas is a shareholder in the company.

RUGH, Jim has been professionally involved for 47 years in rural community development in Africa, Asia, Appalachia and other parts of the world. For the past 31 years he has specialized in international program evaluation. He served as head of Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Accountability and Learning for CARE International for 12 years. He has also evaluated and provided advice for strengthening the M&E systems of a number of other International NGOs. He is recognized as a leader in the international evaluation profession. He serves as the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Representative to and Vice President of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), the global umbrella of national and regional professional evaluation associations. Jim co-authored the popular and practical RealWorld Evaluation book (published by Sage in 2006) and has led numerous workshops on that topic for many organizations and networks in many countries. In recognition of his contributions to the evaluation profession he was awarded the 2010 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Practice Award by AEA.

SEGONE, Marco is responsible for the Decentralized evaluation function as well as the National evaluation capacity development portfolios at UNICEF Evaluation Office. He co-chairs the UNEG Task Force on National evaluation capacities since 2009 and serves as Senior Advisor to the IOCE Board. Previously, he was Regional Chief, Monitoring and Evaluation in the UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS), during which he represented UNICEF on the Board of Trustees of the International Programme Evaluation Network (IPEN). During his 21 years in international development, he worked in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Uganda and Albania in integrated development projects. In 1996 he joined UNICEF to work for the UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean; UNICEF Niger, where he founded and for two years coordinated the Niger M&E Network (ReNSE); UNICEF Brazil, where he was one of the founders and coordinator of the Brazilian Evaluation Network. In 2003 he was elected Vice-President of IOCE and was one of the founders of the Latin America and the Caribbean Network for Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization (RELAC). Segone authored and/or edited several books and articles, including From policies to results; Country-led M&E systems; Bridging the gap. The role of M&E in evidence-based policy making; New trends in development evaluation; Creating and developing evaluation organizations; and Democratic evaluation.

SIVAGNANASOTHY, Velayuthan is Secretary, Ministry of Traditional Industries & Small Enterprise Development. Previously, he was the Director General, Department of Foreign Aid and Budget Monitoring of the Ministry of Plan Implementation for the Government of Sri Lanka. He has more than 25 years of senior-level public sector experience in development planning, management, and monitoring and evaluation. He served as a Co-Chair of the International Reference and Management Groups on the Evaluation of the Implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and is member of the Community of Expert Evaluators in the South Asia Region. He represented Asia in the OECD negotiating team that formulated the Accra Action Agenda for the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. He also serves as a Steering Committee member of the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (MfDR) and Aid Effectiveness Community of Practice (AE-CoP). He has lectured at various universities and development agencies and is an author of The M&E Concept and Principles in Sri Lanka an developed a MfDR training module for the Post Graduate Institute of Management.

SNIUKAITE, Inga is a Deputy Chief of Evaluation in UN WOMEN Evaluation Office. She is responsible for the management of UN WOMEN corporate evaluations, evaluation capacity building initiatives, and providing advice on M&E to the global and regional programmes of UN WOMEN. She is a co-chair of UNEG National Evaluation Capacity Development task force and a member of Management Group for EvalPartners. Inga holds Ph.D. in Sociology and has extensive experience in social research and evaluation projects, including the assessments of international, national and community programmes. Inga worked in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Kosovo as a Gender Advisor, being responsible for gender mainstreaming in democratization processes and developing women’s community initiatives for peace building and post conflict recovery. Inga taught on a number of sociology, development and gender courses at Warwick University (UK). She published in the areas of social inclusion and women’s online activism.

WILLIAMS, Bob is an evaluation consultant based in New Zealand. He works all over the world, largely promoting the use of systems ideas in the evaluation field. Bob is co-author, with Richard Hummelbrunner, of Systems Concepts in Action: A Practitioner's Toolkit (2010); an associate author of Making Evaluations Matter: A Practical Guide for Evaluators (2011), and a member of three evaluation journal editorial boards. He is an experienced facilitator and workshop designer. In the New Zealand winter months Bob runs a programme for skiers and snowboarders with physical and intellectual disabilities.


KOSHELEVA, Natalia, has been working in the field of evaluation since 1996. She has conducted evaluations in the former CIS countries and Eastern Europe both for national and international organizations including UNDP, UNICEF and USAID. She also has experience in the field of program and project design and management, including design and management of M&E systems. She co-edited the book “Program Evaluation: Methodology and Practice” (in Russian) (2009). Natalia is a graduate of the Moscow State University, Russia, and also Indiana University, USA.  Member of International Program Evaluation Network (IPEN) since 2006, member of American Evaluation Association (AEA) since 2007. IPEN representative to IOCE since 2011, and currently Chair of IPEN and IOCE, and Co-Chair of EvalPartners.

KUZMIN, Alexey is an international evaluation consultant. He is the president of the Process Consulting Company, an organization development and programme evaluation group based in Moscow, Russia. Kuzmin has been working as a management and organization development consultant since 1987. Since the mid-90s he has specialized in programme and project evaluation, conducting over 100 evaluations of projects and programmes in Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States and Central and Eastern Europe. His evaluation clients include UN agencies, international development agencies, private foundations, NGOs, businesses and government entities. He is a lecturer at the Moscow School for Social and Economic Sciences where he has taught a programme evaluation course since 2004. HE also conducts evaluation training for various audiences on a regular basis nationally and internationally. Kuzmin is active in professional associations in the region and internationally. He has been a member of the International Programme Evaluation Network (IPEN) Board of Trustees since 2000 and a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) since 1999. He chaired the AEA‘s International Committee in 2005-2006 and co-chaired the AEA‘s International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation Topical Interest Group in 2003-2006. Kuzmin has a number of publication sin English and in Russian on evaluation and evaluation related issues. In particular, he was a co-editor and co-author of the Russian-American book "Program evaluation: methodology and practice" published in Russia.

TRETIAKOVA, Tatiana is the coordinator of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic. She is a graduate of the Tomsk Institute of Automated Control Systems and holds degrees in sociology and psychology.  Tatiana is an expert in public administration and evaluation. She has been involved in the development of a number of national and regional development strategies for Kyrgyzstan. During 1999-2001 she co-authored the UNDP Annual National Human Development Report for Kyrgyzstan. Since 2000 she started evaluation activities as a member of the International Program Evaluation Network (IPEN) and has been participating in working groups elaborating national and regional development strategies and programs and in government commissions on optimizing local governance, where she served as policy and evaluation expert.  In 2007 she co-founded the National M&E Network of the Kyrgyz Republic to promote evaluation as a tool for increasing the transparency and effectiveness of management processes. The two main goals coordinated by Mrs. Tretiakova are the formation of a strong professional expert society that can influence organizational interactions with government bodies, as well as increased transparency of the government.  Tatiana is an active member of International Program Evaluation Network, and since September 2013 is a Chair of IPEN Board.

TYUSHKEVICH, Natalia is a Russia-based evaluation specialist. She has been working in the field of evaluation since 2000 and conducted several dozens of evaluation projects for international and Russian donor organizations, businesses and municipal authorities. Natalia has conducted seminars on evaluation for NGOs and developed a course on program management for the Institute of Public Development (Russia). Natalia is a member of IPEN.

ZHOLDOSHBEKOVA, Adema is a project management specialist. Due to her practical experience in national government, private sector, and civil society, she has a unique perspective at development work. Adema is a secretary of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic in charge of liaising with the international evaluation community, training events and knowledge management. She has experience in managing large-scale donor program evaluation projects (DfID, World Bank, Kfw) in Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan. She holds as Executive Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University. She is a member of IPEN Board.



ABARCA, Humberto, Chilean sociologist. Consultant international agencies (UNFPA, UN Women, IDB, UNAIDS). He has worked on issues of sexuality and gender, gender assessment and human rights, youth, participatory development, and social reflexivity. Currently he is studying a PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Chile.

CENTENO, Eduardo, a native of Nicaragua, is a graduate in economics, with a Diploma of Superior Specialized Studies in Agricultural Development, obtained at the Institute of Economic and Social Development Studies, Pantheon Sorbonne and the National Institute of Agronomy, Paris Grignon, in France. He has participated in several courses in the fields of planning, monitoring, evaluation and systematization, and graduated seminars on Impact Evaluation at the regional and international level. He has worked in Rural Development Projects as responsible of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Units, and in recent years he has served as an independent consultant, conducting planning, monitoring, evaluation and systematization activities, at national and regional level. He is a member of Latin American and Caribbean Network for Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization (ReLAC), since its initiation, and coordinator of the Nicaraguan Network for Monitoring and Evaluation (ReNicSE). He also is a member of the Latin American Network of Monitoring and Evaluation (ReLACME) and the American Evaluation Association (AEA). He participated in other international networks and forums specialized in different development areas, such as, impact evaluation, poverty, gender, environment, climate change, among others.

FAÚNDEZ, Alejandra has been a teacher, lecturer, researcher and consultant in evaluation, gender perspective, social indicators and inclusive public policies for more than 20 years. She has been a consultant for various international organizations (IADB, SEGIB, AECID, OAS, FLACSO Chile and FLACSO Mexico) and United Nations (PAHO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNIFEM, UN Women) in several countries in the region. Member of the Latin American network of evaluation ReLAC, the network of monitoring and evaluation REDLACME, the CREFAL, Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean of UNDP and staff of evaluators from the Fund of Development of the Millennium Goals of United Nations (F-MDG). She has been written numerous publications on the subjects of her specialty and has been teaching at prestigious institutions in the region. She is currently Latin-American Director of Inclusión y Equidad Consultancy.

FONT, Leopoldo is a social worker.  He has his Master’s and is a PhD candidate in local public administration and management of the University of Jaén and the Union of Latin-American Municipalities. He has achieved his Master Degrees in social planning and business administration in Chile and Belgium respectively.  He is currently the General Director of the Latin American Centre of Human Economy (CLAEH). He is a Member of CLAEH and its Board of Governors since 1983, where he has led local development projects and participated in the support, training and technical assistance programme for SMEs.  He was the Operations Coordinator of the programme for institutional modernization of the World Bank under auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Uruguay. He was an Adviser to the Minister of Tourism and Sports. He also was head of the decentralization support project of the IMM-IDB programme for improving local management. He was a Professor in the business and human sciences faculties of the Catholic University of Uruguay and at the University of the Republic since 1991.  Currently, he is an Assistant Professor for project and services management at the School of Social Sciences, teaching distance-learning courses of ILPES/ECLAC, Catholic University Santa María la Antigua (Panama) and University of Asunción (Paraguay).  He was a Consultant for the Inter-American Institute of the Child, OAS, and the Coordinator of the national plan for the eradication of child labour. He has worked as a consultant in several projects financed by the IDB, UNAIDS, IPEC/ILO, Department for International Development (DFID), the Americas Fund, Embassy of Chile to the European Union, Catholic University of Uruguay, DCI and CLAEH. He is an Executive Committee Member of network of monitoring, evaluation and systematization of projects for Latin America and the Caribbean (ReLAC) and member of the Management Board of the University College for social services of the University of the Republic, the Board of Governors of IELSUR, and Uruguayan Council for social welfare.

MARTINIC, Sergio Valencia is an Anthropologist from the University of Chile.  He obtained his Master’s Degree in Social Sciences in FLACSO, Mexico and his PhD in Sociology from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.  He was Director of the Center for Research and Development of Education, CIDE (1996-2003) and Head of the Doctoral Program in Education Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2003-2005). In 2006 he was a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Educational Reform in Chile. Between 2008 and 2010 he was Regional Coordinator of the Latin American Network of Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization in Latin America and the Caribbean (ReLAC). He is currently Associate Professor and Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Education of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His professional work has focused on the evaluation of educational policies in Chile and Latin America. He has published several books and articles in mainstream magazines specialized in the field of education and evaluation. Among the books include: Design and evaluation of social and educational projects; Education and health reforms in Latin America; Social reforms in Latin America;  Political Economy of Educational Reforms in Latin America Santiago; and The End of cycle. Changes in the governance of the education system.

MUÑOZ CALVO, Ronny Ricardo has a PhD in Public Management and Business Studies, from the Central American Institute of Public Administration (ICAP). He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Evaluation of Development Programs and Projects, at the University of Costa Rica, where he is now a Professor at. He is an International Consultant in the Evaluation of Public Policies, Development Programs and Projects, with the IDB, the World Bank, AECID, UNAPS, United Nations, UNDP, UNICEF, KfW, FAO, GEF, Visión Mundial, GIZ and USAID. He was the former President of the Central American Evaluation Association (ACE) and former Coordinator of the Latin American and the Caribbean Network for Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization (ReLAC). He has performed several studies and papers on topics related to evaluation: evaluation and assessment of culture, training needs, supply and university education and training experiences, the demand for services, public policy, system innovation, institutionalization, professional networks,  socioeconomic impact, and use of evaluation.

NEIROTTI, Nerio He has a Ph.D in Social Sciences (FLACSO -Latin American School of Social Sciences – Argentina), a Master of Public Affairs (University of Texas),  and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (National University of Cuyo – Argentina). He is a specialist in analysis, design and evaluation of public policies. He is a professor at the National University of Lanús (where, at present, he is also the Vice President and had been Director of the Master in Public Policies and Government) and at the Latin American School of Social Sciences in Argentina. He had also been professor at the University of Buenos Aires, University of San Andrés and the National University of Cuyo. He served as  Director of Social Promotion, Director of the Program for Government Modernization and Undersecretary of Public Management Control (Mendoza - Argentina). He also worked as Evaluation Manager at SIEMPRO Argentina (System of Information, Evaluation and Monitoring of Social Programs – National Government). From 2002 to 2010 he developed activities of technical assistance and training in evaluation for government agents of Latin America as Coordinator of the Evaluation Programs at the UNESCO’s International Institute of Educational Planning, Buenos Aires Regional Office.

PALMA, Andrés is an economist from the Universidad de Chile and obtained the MSc in Economics at the same university.  His present position is a CEO from SOLENOR S.A., an environmental firm located at Atacama Desert, and as academic in Public Policy at Universidad de Santiago de Chile and Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.  From 2005 to 2010, he was Director of the Social Management and Public Policies Program, of Chilean section of the Latin American School of Social Sciences, FLACSO-Chile.  In 2002, he was named national director of the housing program "Chile Barrio" by the President Ricardo Lagos, who called him in 2003 to become Minister of Planning & Cooperation until 2004.

QUINTERO, Victor Manuel is an economist with studies at master and doctoral level. He was the Dean of the Economics Department, the Director of Community Development Office, and the Director of the Social-Economics Studies Center at the Universidad San Buenaventura in Cali, Colombia where he carried out for 20 years different researches and wrote various papers and publications. Currently works as an evaluator, professor, researcher, and consultant in the areas of planning, evaluation, and policy design of cultural, social, economic, political and environmental development plans, programs and projects for communities, organizations and regions. He is also a professor for the Master program in Public Management at the Universidad Santiago de Cali where he directs the Territorial Public Policy Evaluation Research Group.

RODRÍGUEZ-BILELLA, Pablo, is a consulting sociologist, with more than 15 years of progressively more responsible positions in applied and academic social sciences. These include evaluation, planning, community participation, and program management. He has been board member of the ReLAC (the Latin-American Network of Evaluation) and IOCE (the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation), and he is a member of the Board of IDEAS (International Development Evaluation Association). He is a lecturer of Social Anthropology at the Universidad Nacional de San Juan, and researcher at the National Research Council of Science and Tecnology (CONICET), both in Argentina. Pablo blogs about development, evaluation, and complexity at http://albordedelcaos.com.

SOBERÓN, Luis is an independent consultant on evaluation, organizational and institutional development; he teaches courses related to his principal matters of interest, including network analysis and system thinking, in the Peruvian Catholic University (PUCP). He is member of ReLAC, ValPeru, AEA and EES, and as well of the Peruvian Educative Forum, and Educative Research Peruvian Society (SIEP). Formerly he has been executive director of FOMCIENCIAS, member of the professional team of the Peruvian School for Development, and of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Consortium for Sustainable Development of the Andean Eco region (CONDESAN).

VELA, Gloria Esperanza Mantilla, an International consultant in Latin America for development cooperation agencies, national and international NGOs, community organizations and government agencies for nearly 35 years. Senior International consultant and trainer of trainers (community leaders, NGO and GO professional staff) in:  i) Systems design participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation impact-oriented and learning; ii) intermediate and final evaluation of projects; iii) developing participatory baselines of various projects; iv) Systematization of experiences, and v) development of methodologies for PM&E. Author and coauthor of several conceptual and methodological guidelines concerning the subject. Speaker at international conferences and workshops on the subject, and she taught at postgraduate programs in three universities in Colombia and FLACSO – Chile. Ex- executive Director of Fundación para la Cooperación SYNERGIA (Colombian NGO); Ex -coordinator of the Latin American M&E Network-ReLAC, Ex -vice President of the Board of Trustees of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation –IOCE -, Member of the Board of the Colombian Network Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization -Red SIPSE- and Assembly member of Corporación Semillas de Agua (Colombian NGO).



Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality in Evaluations

Sara Callegari has 12 years of development experience in different countries in Africa, South Eastern Europe and South America. She is currently Inter-agency Coordination Specialist at the UN Coordination Division of UN Women New York. In this capacity, she supports the UN system to design, implement and monitor accountability systems for gender equality and institutional effectiveness. She also provides expertise on gender mainstreaming to the UN system at both the global and country level. Prior to this, Sara worked in monitoring and evaluation for UNESCO and UNDP. Before joining the UN, Sara worked for both non-governmental and governmental organizations in the field of development.
Sara holds a Masters in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies in the UK.

Alexandra Capello holds a Master’s degree in International Law and International Relations from the Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas University, and a diploma in South Asian Political Sciences from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris. She is an Evaluation Specialist with the Independent Evaluation Office of UN Women in New York, where she conducts corporate evaluations, and acts as the lead for knowledge management and communication. She has worked within the UN system, with UNESCO, UNIDO, and UNODC, for over 10 years. She has both headquarters and field experience in West and East Africa, and in Central, South and South East Asia. Her thematic expertise spans project management, strategic planning, results based management, monitoring and evaluation, gender mainstreaming, gender equality and empowerment of women, knowledge management and communications, drugs related issues and development, industrial development, cultural development, and humanitarian affairs.

Alexandra Chambel is a professional evaluator with an extensive international career both in headquarters and the field. She is currently acting as Director of the Evaluation Office of UNFPA. With over 22 years of experience, including 17 years in evaluation, Alexandra has held positions of management and professional responsibility in international cooperation and development aid. This has included positions in bilateral (Portuguese Government) and multilateral organizations (European Union and United Nations system) spanning evaluation, monitoring, programme and policy. Alexandra started her career at the European Commission, working with the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in 1995, in Brussels. Alexandra served as Evaluation Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal Instituto da Cooperação Portuguesa for five years, before moving to the European Commission, EuropeAid, where she held management and coordination positions in evaluation and results oriented monitoring. After 6 years of working in Brussels she relocated to the field, as Senior Policy Adviser, with the European Union Delegation in Guatemala. In 2009, Alexandra entered the United Nations system, moving to New York to join the Evaluation Office of UNDP as Evaluation Specialist prior to joining UNFPA in 2011 as Evaluation Adviser.  She speaks four languages fluently - English, French, Spanish and Portuguese - which is an asset given the regional span of UN work.

Inoussa Kabore, MD, MPH is expert in the fields Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Surveillance and Epidemiologic Research, Operations Research (OR) with more than 20 years of experience in development and humanitarian program arenas in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), MENA and Asia. Currently, Dr. Kabore is the Regional Chief Monitoring and Evaluation for UNICEF West and Central Africa Region (WCAR). Under this capacity, he oversees the evaluation function in the region that covers 24 countries. He provides technical assistance, quality assurance for country-level managed evaluations as well as regional-wide major evaluations, and regional capacity building initiatives. Prior to his tenure with UNICEF, he worked as Country Director for the Population Council in Burkina Faso for 8 years, and Director of Evaluation Surveillance and Epidemiologic Research (ESR) with FHI360 in Washington for 12 years.

He is author and co-author of several reports and publications in high impact journals. Dr. Kabore received his medical degree in Public Health and Epidemiology from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and his Masters of Public Health (MPH) in International Health and Development Monitoring and Evaluation from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, in the USA.

Chandi Kadirgamar began work in evaluation in UNDP in the early 1990s. Prior to that she was a national officer in Sri Lanka and then an Area Officer in the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific with a focus on programme design, appraisal and monitoring.  After three years in the Evaluation Office in UNDP, she moved to UNV Bonn to lead their evaluation office. Since then she worked in the UN Fund for International Partnerships, in the UN's Office of Internal Oversight, on secondment to OCHA for the Asian Tsunami evaluation and as Chief of Evaluation in the UN Capital Development Fund.  She returned to the UNDP's Independent Evaluation Office in 2012 and was most recently involved in evaluating UNDP's contribution to Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment and Disability-Inclusive Development.  She retired in late 2016 after a 35-year career at the UN. She continues to have an abiding interest in experimenting with and using evaluation approaches that give voice and agency to the most marginalized groups we serve.

Ramla Khalidi is the Chief of the Strategy, Evaluation and Partnership Section at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), where she is responsible for managing internal and discretionary evaluations of the Commission, promoting inter-disciplinary and strategic initiatives and forging the organization’s partnership and resource mobilization strategy.  Prior to that, Ramla was the Chief of the Technical Cooperation Section at ESCWA where she managed the advisory and capacity building services and field projects in ESCWA’s 18 member States.  She also worked as a Social Affairs Officer at ESCWA on research and programmes related to social policy, inclusion and development, and spent ten years with the UN Development Programme, first as a poverty analyst in the Regional Bureau for Arab States in New York and then as a Deputy Chief of the Sub-Regional Resource Facility.

Ramla began her career in human rights as a research assistant in Amnesty International’s headquarters in London. That experience shaped her future work as a journalist, a social researcher, a strategic planning advisor and an evaluator. Ramla has led the acceleration of the mainstreaming of human rights and gender into all ESCWA’s evaluations, achieving recognition from UN-SWAP and UNEG. Ramla holds a Master’s degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a BA in International Relations and History from Tufts University.

Marta Piccarozzi is a strategic planning and evaluation specialist at FAO Morocco. She has 15 years of experience in development evaluation in different countries of Africa, South Eastern Europe, South Eastern Asia and Central America, focusing on food security, sustainable management of natural resources, socio-economic and gender equality issues. Prior to joining FAO Morocco in 2015, she served as an evaluation officer at the FAO Office of Evaluation in Rome, where she was also a member of the network of Gender Focal Points of FAO and of the Task Force on Human Rights and Gender Equality of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG). Previously, she worked as a researcher for a think tank, focusing on development policies in the Balkans and on innovative evaluation methods and tools. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Cooperation from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

Ekaterina Sediakina-Rivière is an Associate Evaluation Specialist at UNESCO’s Internal Oversight Service in Paris, France. She has 10 years of evaluation experience in education, culture, social and human sciences, and gender equality. Fieldwork has taken her to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Middle East. As a gender focal point in the Internal Oversight Service, Ekaterina contributes to gender mainstreaming and the development of proposals for gender-specific initiatives in evaluation. Prior to joining UNESCO, Ekaterina completed two assignments at the Independent Evaluation Unit of the UNODC in Vienna and worked in institutional communication in the public and private sectors in France. Ekaterina has a Master’s degree in International Law and Administration from the Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and a Master’s degree in Political Science and Communication from the Institute of Political Science in Aix-en-Provence. She is fluent in English, French and Russian and knows basic Spanish.

Kirsten Zeiter is a feminist and a gender analysis professional. She is currently a Program Officer for Gender, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Gender, Women and Democracy team at The National Democratic Institute. In this role, she is the GWD team's primary lead and in-house resource on gender, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and supports the development of M&E tools and initiatives as they relate to gender and democratic governance. Kirsten previously spent two years as a Youth Development Volunteer with Peace Corps Morocco, where she worked with local women’s organizations and developed a region-wide initiative for girls’ sports. She holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, with an emphasis in gender analysis and monitoring and evaluation. She also holds a B.S. in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies from Grand Valley State University. Her recent research has focused on feminist monitoring and evaluation practice, including participatory data collection and gender-transformative evaluation methods.