30 years of experience working with public and civil society organisations to improve performance, lesson-learning and accountability in over 20 countries and in the UK.

Solid grasp of evaluation and performance assessment methodologies, combined with practical experience working with organisations to analyse performance, communicate the results to policy makers and assist organisations to implement improvements.

Responsive to external accountability demands;  sensitive to the political and organisational implications of evaluation.


What’s happening…

Currently engaged in some fascinating work : helping DFAT develop corporate guidance for monitoring and reporting on two key aspects of the Australian aid program:  the performance of large-scale, flexible aid investments (‘facilities’); and the effectiveness of policy dialogue efforts.  conducting a desk review of two significant DFAT programs designed to support evidence-informed policy making …

It’s good to talk? Assessing the quality of dialogue

Policy dialogue has been an important element of international development efforts for some years now.  However, its importance seems only set to grow, as the development arena becomes more contested, as commitment to multilateralism weakens and individual governments align international assistance with foreign policy.   But assessing policy dialogue is hard.  Multiple factors condition the progress and outcome …

Evaluating uncertainty

How do you assess an intervention where the outcomes are long-term and hard to predict, there is little ‘hard’ or definitive ‘objective’ data on which to judge progress in the meantime, and anyway the relationship between effort and results is non-linear and the programme’s influence is at best indirect and small (but hopefully important nonetheless).  …





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