2020 Speakers

Linda Adams

Principal Evaluation Specialist and Co-Team Leader, Safeguards Evaluation, Independent Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank

Rashmi Agrawal

Evaluation Community of India

Rashmi Agrawal holds a PhD in Psychology from India. She specialized in Rehabiltation & Counselling from the University of California, USA. She is an IPDET alumnus and has more than three decades of experience as a trainer and researcher in Monitoring and Evaluation and on other social issues. She did a number of evaluation projects in India and abroad. Dr Agrawal authored a number of books on topics of social relevance; presented papers in national and international conferences; initiated and designed and functioned as course director of a diploma course in M&E approved by Government of India.

As a member of IDEAS (including a term of Board membership) contributed to the development of Competencies Framework. She chaired a thematic sub-group on Utilization of Evaluations. She is a founder member of Community of Evaluators (South Asia) and was on its Steering Committee. Dr Agrawal initiated the Evaluation Community of India (ECOI), an organization of professional evaluators, and is currently a core group member of this organization. She is also a member of EvalGender+

Yoshie Akimoto

Evaluation Officer, Evaluation Division 2, Evaluation Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Yoshie AKIMOTO is an evaluation officer for the Japan International Cooperation Agency and certified professional evaluator of Japan Evaluation Society. She is in charge of evaluating projects related to education. As well as evaluating projects, she is supporting managing internal evaluation around 200 projects all over the world in various field mainly technical cooperation and grant aid projects, by providing training for JICA overseas office staffs on the system of evaluation and tips for data collection for evaluation judgement. In addition, she was in charge of conducting the analysis on JICA’s cooperation to China after 40 years implementation. She has studied in Beijing in 2009 and 2012 and worked at Singapore before joining JICA.

Mohammed Alyami

Director Development Effectiveness Department, Islamic Cooperation for the Development of the Private Sector, Islamic Development Bank

Ole Winckler Andersen

Senior Analyst Sustainable development and governance, Danish Insitute for International Studies (DIIS)

Sabine Bernabè

Head of Independent Evaluation Division, European Investment Bank

Sabine Bernabè is Head of Evaluation at the European Investment Bank. The EIB Evaluation Division produces a wide range of evaluation products, including corporate, thematic, project and impact evaluations on EIB Group activities both inside and outside the EU. Sabine has more than 20 years of experience in evaluation, research, policy and academia. Prior to joining EV, she had a career as an economist in a variety of international organisations, including the EIB, World Bank and UNDP. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (UK) and a Masters from Bocconi University (IT) and has various publications encompassing income distribution, poverty and labour market issues in developing and transition countries. 

Khalil Bitar

Former Chair of EvalYouth Global Network, Evaluator and M&E Specialist, University of Erfurt

Khalil Bitar is an independent evaluator from Palestine. He is the founder (and former President) of the Palestinian Evaluation Association (PEA), former Chair of the EvalYouth Global Network and Co-leader of the Eval4Action Campaign, and Board Member of the International Evaluation Academy (IEAc). Khalil is completing his doctoral studies at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Germany, focusing on evaluation in FCV contexts. Khalil's research interests include evaluation, social justice, youth activism, education, and change/transformation.

Bernice Van Bronkhorst

Global Director, Sustainable Development Practice Group, World Bank

Wang Jianfan

Director General, Budget Department
Ministry of Finance, People's Republic of China

Jeff Chelsky

Manager, Economic Management and Country Programs Unit, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank Group

Shixin Chen

Vice President (Operations 1)
Asian Development Bank

Zhijun Cheng

Chair, Development Effectiveness Committee
Executive Director, Asian Development Bank

Phuntsho Choden

President, Evaluation Association of Bhutan

Oyuntsetseg Chuluundorj

Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser, UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office

Oyuntsetseg Chuluundorj works for the United Nations Population Fund as a Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser for the Asia and the Pacific region. She has 20 years of experience of working in the development field, mainly in women’s and girls’ health, public health research, and programme management, including monitoring and evaluation. Oyuntsetseg has a medical degree specializing in obstetrics/gynecology, master’s in Medical Anthropology and PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences.

Andrea Cook

Director Evaluation, World Food Programme, Europe

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.

Fiona Cram

ANZEA/ Mā te Rae (Maori Evaluation Association)/ EvalIndigenous, New Zealand

Fiona is of Māori descent (Ngāti Pāhauwera), is the mother of one son and has a PhD from the University of Otago (Social and Developmental Psychology). She has over 25 years of Kaupapa Māori (by Māori, for Māori) research and evaluation experience with Māori and Iwi (tribal) organisations and communities, as well as with government agencies, district health boards, and philanthropic organisations. A large portion of this work involves the use of mixed or multiple methods in the pursuit of decolonisation, tribal sovereignty, and societal transformation. Her current evaluation work includes evaluations of services supporting the wellness of young Maori, and a 10-year longitudinal study of Māori and Pasifika student success. Fiona has completed and published papers on the findings from a longitudinal qualitative study of young Māori mothers (E Hine), and this year published a Sage volume with Jill Chouinard on culturally responsive approaches to evaluation.

David de Ferranti

Director, Washington Office of 3ie

Randika de Mel

EvalYouth Asia

Michael Diza

Evaluation Officer, Independent Evaluation Department
Asian Development Bank

Johannes Dobinger

Chief, Independent Evaluation Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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