Ms Andrea Cook joined the World Food Programme in 2017 as Director of Evaluation providing leadership for the evaluation function globally from WFP’s headquarters in Rome.
Previously, she was the Director of Evaluation at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Before joining the United Nations, Andrea worked for over twenty years in international development, primarily with the Department for International Development (UK) in the United Kingdom, South and South East Asia, East and Southern Africa, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe in a variety of roles spanning policy, programming and evaluation.
She is currently Co-chair of Evalpartners and served Vice Chair of the the United Nations Evaluation Group from 2015 to 2017. She serves on a number of expert advisory groups and scientific panels for research and evaluation initiatives at global level with a particular focus on humanitarian response and gender equality.