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Dane Rogers

Dane Rogers is a Non-Executive Director of Itad and has been with the company since 1993. An agricultural economist by training, Dane is an experienced planner, evaluator and institutional development expert, as well as an accomplished trainer and facilitator.

He has twenty five years’ experience across a range of sectors and disciplines including governance, capacity development, aid effectiveness, poverty reduction strategies, pro poor growth, climate change, local government and decentralisation, community development, HIV/AIDS, rural development and vocational education and training. Dane has extensive experience of working with DFID, the EC, the African Development Bank, Danida, UN agencies, the World Bank and the OECD. He has worked extensively in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Dane was appointed an Itad Director in 2000, became a shareholder in 2004, took over management of Itad’s operations in 2007 and was appointed Managing Director by the Board in 2010.

Since 2007, Itad’s operations, staffing and reputation have grown substantially and in 2011 the company underwent a successful management buy-out of the founding directors. A recent highlight in the company’s continuing development is a joint initiative with the Institute for Development Studies to establish the Centre for Development Impact, which aims to improve the assessment of impact on the poor, particularly through the use of appropriate, mixed method and robust evaluation designs.

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Languages: English, French
Country Experience:

Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Italy, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Luxembourg, Malawi, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Qualifications:

1986 - 1987
M.Sc. Agricultural Economics
School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, UK
1981 - 1984
B.Sc. (Hons) Agricultural Economics
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Offices:

2015 - Ongoing
Non-Executive Director
Itad Ltd.

Employment:

2014 - 2015
Co-Chairman
Itad Ltd

Sep 2009 - 2014
Managing Director
Itad Ltd
Responsible for overall management of Itad's operations.
Jan 2000 - Sep 2009
Director
Itad Ltd
Teamleader of Governance and Capacity Development workgroup
Jan 1994 - Jan 2000
Senior Consultant
Itad Ltd

Project Experience:

2013
Evaluation of EU Support to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
(EC, Global) - Quality Assurer
Providing quality assurance advice and comments to support the evaluation process and products.
2013
PSNP & HABP: Climate Smart Initiative (CSI)
(World Bank, Ethiopia ) - Facilitator
Itad is part of a consortium led by CARE Ethiopia that has been awarded the contract to pilot climate smart activities and processes and to document the results and lessons learned. Itad is responsible for delivery of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) component of the initiative, and is providing technical leadership to a team of 7 fulltime MEL experts. The assignment includes setting a baseline for impact assessment in 2017, as well as setting the frame for, and carrying out, an outcome evaluation in 2014. Dane is responsible for design and delivery of facilitation and training support to the MEL team, with a particular focus on theory of change, logframe and MEL system design
2013
GIZ training of trainers
(GIZ, Uganda ) - Trainer
As part of the project, Itad were contracted to design and deliver a training of trainers programme for staff from government, civil societies, universities and the private sector, aimed at building a critical mass of trainers on evaluation in Uganda which could then be rolled-out as a training programme among a larger target group of OPM administrators, decision makers, project managers, public sector officials, the private sector and civil society. Modules covered an introduction to evaluation design and management, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, value for money and impact evaluation. Dane is responsible for the design and co-delivery of the module on evaluation design and management.
2010 - 2015
DFID Policy Development Facility (PDF)
(DFID Nigeria, Nigeria) - M&E expert
DFID have established the Policy Development Facility, a funding mechanism for supporting opportunities that further the development of issues-based policy analysis and dialogue on various levels and among various partners. The project will support initiatives to improve policy analysis and dialogue between government, civil society and the private sector.in order to increase the capacity of the Federal Government of Nigeria to implement evidence based policies more effectively.

Itad have been contracted by HTSPE to deliver monitoring and evaluation services to the facility. ITAD have designed a project cycle management package that ensures effective treatment of M&E issues during project design and implementation, and that supports evidence-based half yearly and annual reviews. The system has been designed with particular attention to measuring results (whether and how PDF has increased the use of evidence in policy dialogue, formulation and implementation) and value for money (the economy and efficiency with which results are achieved).

2010 - 2011
Evaluation of implementation of the Paris Declaration principles by the African Development Bank
(African Development Bank, Tunisia) - Organisational review expert
This African Development Bank evaluation is one of a series of donor agency and country evaluations contributing to the global evaluation of the Paris Declaration to produce a synthesis report for the 4th High Level Forum in 2011. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the Bank's performance in fulfilling its Paris declaration commitments as an institution. The study will generate findings, lessons and recommendations intended to improve the Bank's performance in relation to the Paris Declaration, and ultimately its effectiveness in delivering development assistance. The study will also strengthen the Bank's knowledge base as to the ways in which development partnerships can effectively help maximize development results.

Responsible for assessing organisational commitment, capacity and incentives for implementation of aid effectiveness principles within the Bank.

2012
Evaluation of the African Capacity Building Foundation’s (ACBF) Strategic Medium Term Plan II (SMTP II)
(African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe, Ghana) - Organisational Review Expert
The mission of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) is to build human and institutional capacity for sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Africa. ACBF's operations focus mainly on improving the macro-economic environment of African countries and a major part of its work has involved the creation or enhancement of a large number of think tanks and policy institutes. The major sponsors of the Foundation are African governments, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank.

The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the extent to which ACBF achieved its strategic objectives under SMTP II, how effectively it has implemented strategy and the extent to which internal reforms have strengthened the Foundation. The evaluation methodology comprised i) a review of operational results, addressed through a desk-based portfolio review and a purposive sample of project case studies in 10 countries; and ii) a review of organisational effectiveness, addressed through a desk- and interview-based assessment of strategy and of the internal reforms undertaken by the Foundation since 2009.

2011 - 2012
Joint evaluation of civil society engagement in policy dialogue
(Danida, UK, Uganda) - Workshop facilitator/Project Director
This complex, multi-donor and multi-country evaluation seeks to redress the lack of meta-analysis that has been conducted on the effectiveness of CSOs as agents of change and thus address the greater need for more knowledge on the results of CSO work at output, outcome and impact level, as well as the collective contribution of CSO to development. The evaluation has been conducted in a two-phase approach, starting with an in-country mapping exercise in Uganda, Mozambique and Bangladesh to conceptualise the issue of policy dialogue and provide contextual information on the CSO landscape in the three case study countries. This was used as the basis for identify a sample of key policy processes and CSOs to be evaluated in the second data collection phase.

ITAD, in partnership with COWI A/S, led a 12-person team consisting of ITAD Team Leader and teams of national consultants for three country studies in Bangladesh, Mozambique and Uganda. Key methodological tools include the policy cycle tool, participatory power cube analysis, force field analysis, document review, SWOT workshops, focus group meetings and stakeholder web surveys.

2011
Urban Climate Change Resilience Programme design consultancy
(DFID, UK) - Theory of Change/M&E Expert
To be funded by DFID, Rockefeller Foundation and the ADB, the Urban Climate Change Resilience Partnership (UCCRP) will support city level engagement with multiple systems - ecological, environmental, institutional, social, political, governance - to build resilience within 2nd tier cities in order to impact on the effects of climate change shocks on the urban poor.

As part of a wider team, reviewed the draft documentation to develop alternative theories of change and associated logframes for consideration by the funding partners; and developed a monitoring and evaluation framework that emphasises a strong focus on evaluation and learning.

2010 - 2011
Evaluation of implementation of the Paris Declaration principles by the African Development Bank
(African Development Bank, Tunisia) - Organisational Review Expert
This African Development Bank evaluation is one of a series of donor agency and country evaluations contributing to the global evaluation of the Paris Declaration to produce a synthesis report for the 4th High Level Forum in 2011. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the Bank's performance in fulfilling its Paris declaration commitments as an institution. The study will generate findings, lessons and recommendations intended to improve the Bank's performance in relation to the Paris Declaration, and ultimately its effectiveness in delivering development assistance. The study will also strengthen the Bank's knowledge base as to the ways in which development partnerships can effectively help maximize development results.

Responsible for assessing organisational commitment, capacity and incentives for implementation of aid effectiveness principles within the Bank.

2009 - 2010
Joint learning programme on pro poor growth
(GTZ on behalf of Train4Dev and PovNet, Various) - Co-designer and lead facilitator
The Joint Train4Dev/Povnet Learning Programme (JLP) on Pro-Poor Growth is a multi donor initiative that brings together participants from the DAC Network on Poverty Reduction (POVNET) and the Joint Donors Competence Development network, Train4Dev. ODI and ITAD have been contracted to design and deliver a series of Learning Events that will provide participants with a clear understanding of current DAC policy guidance on pro-poor growth and what sorts of public policy and investment will better contribute to achieving pro poor growth.

ODI and ITAD have been contracted to deliver 8 learning events over two years. Targeted at senior donor staff, government representatives and professionals from civil society, the learning events will be based on core modules on common priority policy areas but with space to adapt events to the specific situations of individual countries. To ensure that debates tackle the real issues and key constraints, a mix of case study material and resource persons will be used.

2008 - 2010
The State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC)
(DFID, Nigeria) - Technical Director, Monitoring and Evaluation
The SPARC programme supports State Governments to formulate, monitor and evaluate responsive and appropriate policies and strategies and to improve public financial management and civil service capability. The programme also supports Federal Government to improve incentives for better performance at state level.

ITAD is a core member of the HTSPE-led consortium managing the SPARC programme. Our role is to provide technical direction on monitoring and evaluation, with regard to internal programme M&E, capacity building support to state governments, and the establishment of a performance management framework to guide a suite of DFID funded programmes working on governance, health, education and private sector development.

2009
Logframe training for DFID Nigeria
(DFID, Nigeria) - Trainer
Building on a previous contract to train over 100 DFID HQ and country office staff as 'logframe champions', ITAD were commissioned by DFID Nigeria to deliver a similar training programme to all of its advisers and programme staff and to selected consultants involved in the implementation of DFID programmes across a range of sectors.

Training was delivered by two ITAD Directors through a programme of three courses - two advanced and one introductory - to bring all DFIDN staff to a common understanding of how the revised logframe format works and what implications it has for DFIDN design and management of its programme portfolio.

2009
Logframe training for DFID Health Resource Centre
(UK Department of Health, UK) - Lead trainer and facilitator
Building on a series of DFID contracts to train DFID staff in its revised logframe format, ITAD were commissioned by the Department of Health to design and facilitate a workshop for the National Support Team for Health Inequalities. This team was set up to support local area teams to address the life expectancy element of the 2010 Public Service Agreement target to reduce by at least 10% the life expectancy gap between the most deprived (Spearhead) areas and the national average. The National Support Team's objective was to explore whether and how the revised logframe format might be relevant in planning and managing local area interventions.

Lead trainer/facilitator on a two person ITAD team to design and deliver a one-day workshop tailored to the specific context of the Spearhead areas. This tailoring included the development of a real case study for use in training exercises, and facilitated reflections at key points in the day to identify where and how the revised logframe format might be useful to Spearhead teams. The workshop was very well received and is likely to lead to further involvement through the piloting of the revised logframe format in one or two Spearhead areas.

2009
Support to implementation of the EU-Ukraine Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
(European Commission, Ukraine) - Senior expert, monitoring
The EC-funded project provides support to the Government of Ukraine in the implementation of PCA provisions and the EU-UA Action Plan, with particular emphasis on supporting the joint bodies established under the agreement, improving the system of monitoring PCA implementation, and supporting development of the new enhanced agreement that will replace the PCA.

ITAD were commissioned to support the development of a concept and system for strategic monitoring of achievement of the higher level objectives of the draft Association Agenda that will succeed the PCA. Inputs have focused on the development of a shared understanding of what strategic monitoring is, how it can support joint and effective implementation, and what core elements are required in such a system.

2009
Design & delivery of training in DFID's revised logframe format
(DFID, UK, Africa, Asia) - Co-designer and trainer
DFID is undertaking a major initiative, the Results Action Plan, to strengthen performance and results management across the organisation. A component of the Results Action Plan is the internal 'Using Numbers Project' overseen by DFID's Investment Committee, which aims to ensure that monitoring and evaluation of DFID's investments is based on better quantitative targets and indicators with better data collection on them. The Using Numbers Project has developed a revised logframe format, which is being rolled out as part of a broader package of training on Using Numbers in Decision Making.

ITAD has been contracted to design a training course on the revised logframe format and deliver this to DFID staff in the UK and country offices. To-date a series of course have been delivered to about 120 'logframe champions' within DFID and a further 60 DFID and programme staff. Participant feedback has been excellent.

2008
Development of the ILC Operating System and M&E Framework
(International land Coalition, Italy) - Facilitator/Planning and M&E expert
The ILC is a global alliance of intergovernmental, governmental and civil-society organizations who work with rural poor people to increase their secure access to land and productive resources, especially land, and enable them to participate directly in policy formulation and decision-making processes that affect their livelihoods at local, national, regional and international levels.

ITAD were contracted to develop an Operating Framework to guide annual and multi-year result-based workplanning; and Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to guide regular and systematic assessments of ILCs progress toward achieving its strategic objectives.

2008
Design and delivery of a training workshop on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
(DFID, Zimbabwe) - Trainer/facilitator
Phase I of the Protracted Relief Programme (PRP) started in August 2004 to assist the poorest and most vulnerable groups. The programme built on the initial NGO relief efforts and provided multi-year funding to improve livelihoods and food security of the poorest households in a more sustainable way. PRP II will place greater emphasis on the integration of participatory approaches and the use of qualitative information into the current largely quantitative M&E systems.

The purpose of this assignment was to strengthen the use of qualitative methods within a participatory monitoring and evaluation system in PRP phase II, commencing in late 2008. ITAD designed and delivered a training workshop for project partners to share experiences on qualitative and participatory methods, including MSC and to learn about other qualitative methods that could be used for PRPII M&E. The workshop was conducted in Harare in October 2008.

2008
Evaluation of DFID's Cambodia Country Programme
(DFID, Cambodia) - Deputy Team Leader
For the past four years ITAD has held a contract to conduct five independent Country or Regional Programme Evaluations each year. The primary audience for the evaluations is the UK government and DFID senior management, including heads of country offices. For each country or regional programme evaluation, ITAD produces an evaluation report, a presentation to DFID and an Evaluation Summary. The reports are public domain documents, available from DFID's website. The 2008 series of CPEs is focused on post-conflict and fragile states.

As member of a four person team, responsible for evaluating DFID-Cambodia's portfolio for pro poor local government reform. The evaluation covered issues of programme quality (strategy, relationships, portfolio of activities) and programme effectiveness (results, influence, donor coordination & harmonisation). The evaluation focused in particular on the challenges of reconciling priorities for state building, governance and pro poor impact in a fragile state setting, and with a time-limited DFID engagement.

2008
Evaluation of Irish Aid’s Country Strategy Paper for Uganda 2007-2009
(Irish Aid, Ireland) - Trainer
The OECD DAC's POVNET has developed the ex ante Poverty Impact Assessment approach to help donors and their developing country partners better assess impacts and outcomes of their policies, programmes and projects.

ITAD were contracted by Irish Aid to develop and deliver a short training programme on Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA) for Irish Aid staff from headquarters and field offices. Comprising an awareness raising session open to all staff and a training session for field staff, the programme aimed at identifying opportunities for Irish Aid to promote PIA as an appraisal tool for partner governments.

2008
Scoping a business operating framework for IFAD's outposted Country Programme Manager, Vietnam
(IFAD, Italy) - Business systems designer
IFAD is piloting the outposting of its Country Programme Managers in order to determine by 2010 whether outposting should become a core strategy to improve its development effectiveness.

ITAD Ltd was commissioned by IFAD to support its Vietnam Country Programme Manager (CPM) to develop business processes and systems for effective management of its country presence in Vietnam. ITAD proposed that the CPM should focus on: Clearly specified country presence outputs and indicators that address: i) IFAD's prioritised thematic areas and provide a link to country programme strategic objectives; ii) A set of simple business processes and formats in each thematic area that enable the CPM to work strategically to strengthen country programme effectiveness; and iii) The use of a management 'dashboard' that prioritises a limited set of management objectives.

2008
Facilitation support to more effective programming of the ECs Instrument for Pre-accession (IPA) in Kosovo
(DFID, Kosovo) - Facilitator/trainer
Kosovo is an EU pre-accession candidate country and receives significant support to align itself with European Union standards, leading to closer integration with the EU. The Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) is the ECs main instrument for supporting this process. The current project provides an opportunity to promote the idea of linking policy objectives to programming, albeit limited in scope to the IPA 2009 programming process. In July 2008 the EC launched the programming process for 2009 IPA project submissions at a workshop attended by Permanent Secretaries, Senior IPA Programme Officers from each MDA, and Directors of Executive agencies. The EC requested DFID support to ensure strengthened linkage of project submissions to policy and programme objectives.

ITAD were contracted to design and deliver two training sessions: the first to familiarise Government of Kosovo staff with the development of logframe-based project concept notes; and the second to train EC staff in appraising project concept notes. In both sessions the emphasis was on designing projects with a clear link to policy objectives.

2008
Review of the Outreach and Impact of Selected CTA Projects, Products and Services
(Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation , Multi-country study) - Project Director
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (known as CTA) is an ACP-EU institution working in the field of information for development. CTA provides information products and services, promotes the integrated use of communication channels, and builds ACP capacity in information and communication management.

ITAD were contracted by CTA to design and lead a joint learning review of eight of CTA's core products and services. We undertook a series of ten country visits to capture feedback on CTA products and services from a range of current CTA clients, partners and potential clients. Our analysis will assist CTA in identifying areas for improvement in the way in which they design and deliver their products and services.

2006 - 2008
Joint staff training on poverty reduction strategies
(GTZ, Uganda, Kenya, Mali, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Armenia, Ghana, Benin, Laos, Cameroon, Senegal) - Project Director and Team Leader
As part of the Joint Donors Competence Development Network (Train4Dev), a number of bilateral donors (Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) are funding a training initiative to improve donor harmonisation and alignment in relation to poverty reductions strategies.

Project Director and Team Leader of an ITAD and ODI team contracted to design and deliver a series of 15 regional and country-specific workshops for donor and government staff in East Africa, West Africa, South East Asia, South Asia, the Caucasus and Latin America. The purpose of the workshops is develop a common understanding of the PRS process, to share insights, and to identify practical opportunities for joint, harmonised action to strengthen the PRS process. The courses have an action-oriented component in which representatives from government, donors agencies and other institutions within a particular country come together to identify practical steps to move forward the PRS process in that country.

2005 - 2008
Establishment of improved and results-based business processes and procedures within the Commonwealth Secretariat
(Commonwealth Secretariat, United Kingdom) - Team Leader
The Commonwealth Secretariat is the main intergovernmental agency of the Commonwealth, facilitating consultation and co-operation among member governments and countries.

Work to-date has involved: i) Business process mapping to identify current strengths and weaknesses; ii) Preparation of draft guidelines for results-based design and management of development activities; iii) Support to development of an MIS to operationalise the guidelines; iv) Training design and delivery to familiarise staff with the guidelines and to support roll-out of the new MIS

2007
Strategy development and facilitation
(International Land Coalition, Italy) - Planner/Facilitator
The ILC is a global alliance of intergovernmental, governmental and civil-society organizations who work with rural poor people to increase their secure access to land and productive resources, especially land, and enable them to participate directly in policy formulation and decision-making processes that affect their livelihoods at local, national, regional and international levels.

Responsible for providing support to: 1. Finalisation of the draft Strategic Framework 2007-2010 for presentation to the Assembly of Members; 2. Development of an operational/business plan for implementing the Strategic Framework, and for establishing financial sustainability for ILC as an autonomous entity; 3. Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for ILC at the operational/programme/activity as well as the overall corporate level; 4. Assessment of possible options for establishing ILCs legal identity.

2007
Sida, Advisory and evaluation support to the Chia Se Poverty Alleviation Programme
(Sida, Vietnam) - Various
ITAD, in association with WSP and Mekong Economics, has been appointed as the Sida Advisory Team for Rural Development in Vietnam. The role of the SAT is to function as professional advisors to Sida in order to strengthen the quality of the follow-up on the Swedish financial support programmes in the sector of rural development. The SAT provides advice to the Embassy of Sweden as regards the over-all performance of the specific programme.

Activities to-date: i) Represented Sida on two joint donor-government reviews of the Socio-Economic Development Program for Extremely Difficult Communes in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas for the period 2006-2010 (P135-2). ii) Co-facilitated a follow-up workshop to the mid-term review of Sida's Chia Se programme which seeks to reduce rural poverty through a rights based approach and to disseminate policy lessons to the Government of Vietnam

2007
Unicef evaluation of Bosnia and Herzegovina social protection programme
(UNICEF, BiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Aid effectiveness expert
ITAD was contracted by UNICEF to support the conduct of a country led evaluation of the ongoing process to develop child protection policies in BIH as part of the Mid-term Development Strategy, its PRSP equivalent.

Conducted a supervisory visit to support the team of national consultants and to examine donor performance with regard to harmonisation and alignment on social protection.

2007
Pilot Learning Event on Pro Poor Growth
(OECD (PovNet and Train4Dev), UK/France) - Course Director
ITAD have been contracted by a donor consortium to develop and deliver a pilot learning event on pro poor growth. Targeted at senior donor and partner government policy makers, the event aims to build a common understanding on pro poor growth issues, to promote a newly developed tool for ex ante Poverty Impact Assessment, and to build towards country-led, pro-poor growth initiatives and improved donor coordination around these.

Course director and lead trainer on a joint ITAD/ODI team responsible for developing a series of briefing papers, training materials and case studies on pro poor growth and policy implications for donors. During the workshop country teams composed of senior donor and government policy staff applied a new Poverty Impact Assessment tool to a real case study policy or programme in their country, to identify a set of actions by which to pro poor growth design aspects could be strengthened.

2007
Workshop on "Tools for Policy Analysis
(European Commission, Belgium) - Facilitator
ITAD is managing the Aid Delivery Methods contract to provide training and methodological support to the European Commission and Partner Governments. This one-day workshop on policy assessment (one of the 'seven assessments' undertaken as part of the design of a sector policy support programme) was intended to provide inputs to the design of a future policy training course. designed and facilitated a one-day workshop to

Designed and facilitated the workshop in order to check the relevance of a proposed analytical framework and toolkit for policy analysis, to identify and characterise the role and needs of EC staff as active participants in policy analysis and dialogue, and to agree of the scope of a future course.

2006
Digitising the herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
(Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, UK) - Facilitator
The Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew contains a reference collection of over 6 million specimens of dried plants and fungi. Botanists use these specimens, together with material from the living collection, to study plant characters in order to catalogue the diversity of the plant kingdom. By digitising the Herbarium and making the collection available online, Kew will significantly improve management of and access to specimens and related data.

Designed and facilitated a workshop for senior management within Kew, to develop a prioritised list of existing and potential services and users of a digital Herbarium, and to identify critical next steps to digitise the Herbarium collection.

2006
Global Evaluation for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance
(International HIV/AIDS Alliance, UK, Cambodia, India, Senegal, Ecuador) - Team Leader
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is the European Union's largest HIV/AIDS-focused development organisation and a leading player in the global response to the epidemic. The evaluation focused in particular on assessing the 'linking organisation' model, through which the Secretariat supports national intermediary organisations to channel resources and capacity to community-level NGOs and CBOs in order to support an expanded community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Team Leader responsible for design and conduct of the evaluation. Managed a team of two other international consultants and four national consultants in case study countries (Cambodia, India, Senegal and Ecuador).

2006
Nigeria MDG M&E system
(Federal Government of Nigeria, Nigeria) - Public sector M&E expert
Conduct of a baseline diagnostic study of current MDG monitoring systems. Working with a sample of relevant Ministries and Agencies, ITAD analysed the current situation in terms of how M&E is resourced, how it functions, and how the information provided through M&E is used to influence policy, budgetary and operational decisions.

Prepared study design; conducted interviews with MDAs; analysed initial findings; facilitated stakeholder workshop to validate initial findings and study design.

2005 - 2006
M&E design for the Poor Communes Livelihoods and Infrastructure Programme, Vietnam
(Government of Vietnam, Vietnam) - Planning specialist
Assignment to prepare an M&E system for the Poor Communes Livelihoods and Infrastructure Program, and undertake a baseline survey. Financed by a Japanese PHRD grant.

The work was designed to support development of P-CLIP during the preparation phase. Facilitated participatory development of a logframe with indicators linked to national targeted programmes for poverty reduction.

2005 - 2006
Training and methodological support for EC development cooperation policy
(European Commission (EuropeAid), Brussels, Belgium) - Project Director
A team of consultants is based in Brussels, while a range of trainers and backstopping consultants are available to support this large-scale capacity-building programme. Particular areas of support include: i) General guidance and support on the project approach, the sector approach (with specialist guidance in the education, health, transport, water and rural development sectors), and macro budget support; ii) Specialist guidance and support in areas including: macroeconomics; institutional assessment; public finance management; indicators and performance monitoring; and policy analysis; economic and financial analysis of projects; project implementation and monitoring; institutional and capacity assessment; and sector policy and strategy assessment

Project Director on two contracts to provide training and methodological support to EC and partner government staff in the Sector Approach, Budget Support, the Project Approach and Economic and Financial Analysis.

2005
An Introduction to the Logical Framework Approach
(Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, United Kingdom) - Trainer
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew makes annual applications for funding from the Darwin Initiative, a small grants programme that aims to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of resources around the world. ITAD delivers an annual course for Kew staff focusing on improving logframe skills for the development of successful grant applications.

Responsible for course design in response to the evolving needs of Kew staff. The course focuses on transferring knowledge about the basics of logframe preparation as well as the process and team working skills that underlie successful application of the logical framework approach.

2005
Evaluation of CTAs Strategic Plan 2001-05
(Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), UK/Netherlands) - Team Leader
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint EU/ACP agency with a mission to strengthen policy and capacity within ACP agricultural and rural development organisations in the areas of information and communication management.

Designed and led evaluation to determine how effectively CTA has implemented its Strategic Plan (2001-2005), and at the same to provide inputs to the development of its new Strategic Plan (2005-2010). The evaluation was conducted between January and November 2005 by a two-person core team plus three regional consultants who conducted a series of nine country visits across the three ACP regions (Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Fiji and Samoa).

2003 - 2005
Review of Alliance goals and programmes
(International HIV/AIDS Alliance, United Kingdom) - M&E specialist
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is the European Union's largest HIV/AIDS-focused development organisation and a leading player in the global response to the epidemic.

M&E specialist as part of team to review Alliance goals and programmes, develop indicators, and design reporting to meet the needs of expanding programme and changing donor requirements.

2003 - 2005
Logframe advice to Prevention and Care programme on Kenya HIV/AIDS
(National Aids Control Council, Kenya) - Member of the Technical Advisory Group
The HIV/AIDS, Prevention and Care Programme (HAPAC), Phase III, is a 22 million DFID programme providing support to the effective implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NASP), particularly through institutional strengthening support to the National Aids Control Council and the public sector, and through funding of innovative projects implemented by NGOs. The programme also provides a significant amount of short term technical assistance. ITAD is a member of the managing consortium, led by Futures Group Europe.

Member of the Technical Advisory Group for the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Programme (HAPAC), with responsibility for providing planning advice and support to the National Aids Control Council, and to support HIV/AIDS mainstreaming within government Ministries.

2002 - 2005
Project Cycle Management, Sector Programmes & Budgetary Aid, EC
(European Commission, Brussels, Belgium) - Project Director
Project director for the 1.2m/year EC training and helpdesk programme for Project Cycle Management, Sector Wide Approaches, and Budgetary Support. The contract includes three full-time Brussels-based helpdesk consultants, providing methodological and technical support to EC external relations services in Brussels and Delegations; and the delivery of a large-scale training programme in English, French and Spanish, to staff from the EC and partner country administrations.
2004
Support to build capacity in government ministries to mainstream HIV/AIDS
(Department for International Development, DFID, Kenya) - Sector Planning specialist
The HIV/AIDS, Prevention and Care Programme (HAPAC), Phase III, is a 22 million DFID programme providing support to the effective implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NASP).

Sector Planning specialist in team providing support to build capacity in government ministries to mainstream HIV/AIDS. Particular responsibility for design and delivery of training support to Aids Control Units in sector ministries, assisting them to develop or revise sector specific strategies and work plans to mainstream HIV/AIDS, and to better plan, monitor and report against these.

2004
Millennium Seedbank Project
(Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, United Kingdom) - Trainer
Design and facilitation of stakeholder planning workshop to develop a logframe for the Millennium Seedbank Project and to design a research management cycle.
2004
Annual Impact Assessment of Executive Agencies/ Annual Impact Assessment of Planning in MDAs
(Presidents Office Tanzania, Tanzania) - Team Leader
Team Leader of a study into the effectiveness of planning in ministries and government departments, conducted for the President's Office of Public Service Management.

The review was a detailed compliance and quality assessment of planning and the use of pans and indicators in organisations under the public sector reform programme.

2004
Mid-Term Review of PASS (Programme of Advisory and Support Services)
(Department for International Development, United Kingdom) - Team Member
PASS is one of DFIDs resource centres; it sources and commissions policy expertise to support the work of DFIDs Policy Division and Country Teams in the areas of sustainable livelihoods, trade and rural development.
2004
An Introduction to the Logical Framework Approach
(Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, United Kingdom) - Trainer
Delivery of training to senior managers and staff of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
2003
An Introduction to the Logical Framework Approach
(Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, United Kingdom) - Trainer
Design and delivery of training to senior managers and staff of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
2003
Review of Defra Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund
(Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom) - Consultant
Member of a two-person team that reviewed the objectives of Defra Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.

Work included two workshops with staff from the Fund Distribution Bodies, stakeholder interviews including Defra, English Heritage, Countryside Commission. Drafted a design for self-evaluation and a project database.

2003
Preparation of a Logframe for a Policy Appraisal One-Stop Shop
(Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom) - Workshop facilitator
Workshop facilitator to assist the Evaluation Department.
2002 - 2003
Local Government Information and Communication System (LoGICS)
(Ministry of Local Government, Uganda) - Project Director
Project director of a 14 person multi-disciplinary team for the design and development of a computerised information and communication system to monitor local government performance in Uganda. The system covers the monitoring of district level service delivery, project implementation, and compliance with legal requirements, and provides internet access to comparative data at national level.
2002
European Commission – Evaluation of European Training Foundation
(European Training Foundation, Italy, Brussels, Algeria, United Kingdom) - Project Director and evaluation expert

2001 - 2002
Logframe advice to Prevention and Care programme on Kenya HIV/AIDS
(DFID, United Kingdom, Kenya) - Logframe expert and facilitator
Revision of a strategic logframe for the Kenya National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan, and the development of sector-specific workplans.
2001 - 2002
Evaluation of Research Dissemination, DFID
(DFID, United Kingdom) - Evaluation expert
Evaluation of DFIDs dissemination of research. Developed evaluation methodology, questionnaires and guidelines.
2001 - 2002
Management of the Application Process of the IUDD KaR Programme
(DFID , United Kingdom) - Project Coordinator
Set up and management of the application and selection process of the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department (IUDD) Engineering knowledge and Research Programme application round of 2001-2002.
2001
Assessment of World Food Programme, Emergency Response Training
(World Food Programme, Italy) - Project Director
Evaluation of the effectiveness of WFPs Emergency Response Training programme.
2001
Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines for WFP
(World Food Programme, UK, Italy and Uganda) - Team Leader/M&E Specialist
WFPs regional and country offices will use the guidelines as the core resource material for monitoring and evaluating their emergency, relief and development operations.
2001
Preparation of the EC's Country Support Strategy
(European Commission, Guyana) - Project Director
Managing consultancy team preparing the ECs Country Support Strategy for Guyana.
2001
Training design for Country Director Development Programme, World Food Programme
(World Food Programme, Rome) - Project Director & M&E expert
Development of country-level reporting system.
2000 - 2001
Design and Management of Training Courses
(DG Personnel and Administration, UK/Belgium) - Course Director/Lead Trainer
Responsible for the design and management of 3 short-courses in basic project management skills, run by ITAD on behalf of DG Personnel and Administration.
2000 - 2001
Project Cycle Management for Shell Foundation Sustainable Energy Programme
(Shell Foundation, United Kingdom) - Project Cycle Management Specialist
Project Cycle Management Specialist for the Shell Foundation, a charity which aims to support efforts worldwide to advance the goal of sustainable development. Working with their Sustainable Energy Programme and Sustainable Communities Programme, responsible for the design and implementation of a system for the management of grant-funded projects through the project cycle. Management tools designed include concept and full proposal application forms, guidelines for systematic review of proposals, and user-friendly guides for the preparation of logframes and activity schedules. The management tools created emphasise stakeholder involvement, transparency of selection criteria and decision making, and built-in mechanisms for feedback and communication.
1999 - 2001
Evaluation of Danida’s Bilateral Programme for Enhancement of Research Capacity in Developing Countries
(DANIDA, UK/Denmark) - Project Manager
Evaluation of Danida ENRECA programme, which supports the long-term development of research capacity in developing countries through twinning arrangements between Danish and developing country research institutions. As well as assessing the programmes performance, the evaluation will contribute to considerations about the future design of the programme. The evaluation was conducted by a core team of 4 research management specialists, in the typical three-phased approach desk study; country visits; synthesis and report-writing.
2000
Coordination of the Local Government Reform Programme and Sector Reforms
(DFID, Tanzania) - Local Government/M&E Specialist
Part of team to develop an integrated framework for the coordination of the Local Government Reform Programme with sectoral development programmes. The assignment involved extensive document reviews, followed by a series of interviews and focus group discussions with government staff within central government, at regional level, and in a sample of districts. The findings were used to identify the changes in roles, responsibilities and decision-making powers of government ministries, in particular concerning systems for service delivery and oversight. A framework for coordination was developed with outline terms of reference, and suggestions for the optimal coordination of the regular ongoing management of local government and sector reforms.
2000
Vision-to-Action Update – Analysis of the Poverty Focus of the Rural Portfolio
(World Bank, USA) - Study Team Member
Member of study team to analyse a sample of 92 World Bank projects approved in 1999 and 2000 to assess their poverty focus. The methodology built on the poverty pillars in the 2000 World Development Report, and analysed the poverty diagnosis, pro-poor strategy and pro-poor project design as set out in project documents. The poverty framework was developed from guidelines for Poverty Reduction Strategies. The study was commissioned by RDV within the framework of the Vision to Action Update and funded through the World Bank/DFID collaborative program for rural development.
2000
Engineering Knowledge and Research Programme
(DFID, United Kingdom) - PCM consultant
ITAD-Water contract to manage Call for Concept Notes in the water sector of DFIDs Engineering Knowledge and Research programme.
2000
Design and facilitation of a strategic planning workshop
(WHO, Geneva, Switzerland) - Workshop facilitator
Responsible for the design and facilitation of a strategic planning workshop to refine the strategy document for the Making Pregnancy Safer (MPS) initiative, WHOs contribution to the worldwide Safe Motherhood initiative. The workshop resulted in the development of a logframe for MPSs global and country-level operations. The logframe will be used subsequently for the development of a programme workplan, and country-level strategies and workplans.
1999 - 2000
Preparation and delivery of training course Introductory Training in Project Cycle Management for Devolved District Administrations
(British Council, UK/Uganda) - Project Manager/Trainer
Developed within the context of the 1997 Local Government Act, the British Council-funded training supports District-level government staff in their efforts to design and prepare project proposals in order to attract grant funds from international donors. Training was conducted for planning staff from every district administration in Uganda.
1999
Design and management of courses in basic project management skills
(DG Personnel and Administration (ex-DGIX), UK/Belgium) - Course Director
Responsible for the design and management of 2 short-courses in basic project management skills, run by ITAD.
1998 - 1999
Helpdesk & Training Services in Project Cycle Management, Sector Programmes & Budgetary Aid
(DGIB and DGVIII / EC, Brussels) - Team Leader & Trainer
Team Leader & Trainer for two contracts (initially with DGIB and DGVIII but subsequently combined within the SCR) to deliver PCM training and helpdesk support. Key achievements: Designed and managed training programme which trained over 1000 staff from the Commission, partner governments, consultants, NGOs and European Parliament, in Brussels and ACP/ALA/MED states;

Delivered over 30 training courses in Brussels and partner states (Vietnam, Philippines, Egypt); Author of PCM handbook to support the training programme; Assess nearly 200 project documents (Project Identification Sheets; Financing Proposals; Terms of Reference; etc.) to support the application of PCM quality criteria; Provided support to ad hoc working groups - DGVIII Quality Support Group; development of revised formats for DGVIII Project Identification Sheet and Financing Proposal.

1997
Development of short and medium term research plans for the Serere Agricultural and Animal Production Research Institute (SAARI)
(Serere Agricultural and Animal Production Research Institute (SAARI), Uganda) - Research Planning Consultant
To assist in the development of short and medium term research plans for the Serere Agricultural and Animal Production Research Institute (SAARI), and to assess the capacity building needs of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Planning Unit (MEPU) of National Agricultural Research Institute (NARO). The logframes developed at SAARI were used as the basis for the research plans of the remaining 7 research institutes under NARO. ITAD recommendations for strengthening MEPU were incorporated into DFID plans for support to NARO and SAARI.
1997
Review of project Implementation Completion Reports (ICRs)
(Evaluation Department (OED) of the World Bank , United Kingdom) - Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Member of ITAD team to assist Operations Evaluation Department (OED) of the World Bank with a review of project Implementation Completion Reports (ICRs). ICRs are prepared by Bank regional offices for all completed projects. They review project implementation, achievements, lessons learned; and provide evaluation ratings of project outcome, sustainability, institutional development impact, and Bank operational performance.
1997
Prepare a framework for performance measurement of the Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (ASIP)
(Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Marketing, Kenya) - Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant
Preparation of a framework for performance measurement of the Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (ASIP) currently being designed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock Development and Marketing. The performance measurement framework stressed the need for management procedures which enable the information from measurement to be a necessary and influential contribution to management and to decisions on budget allocation.
1997
Training workshop in project management skills for Project Administrators
(TACIS/ EU, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova) - Course Designer
Responsible for preparation of training manual and training materials for training workshop in project management skills for Project Administrators of Tempus projects in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. Based on the training manual, prepared a Project Management Handbook (based on the Logical Framework Approach) for use by all staff involved in implementation of Tempus Tacis programmes.
1997
Evaluation of EU-funded programme Return and Reintegration of Qualified African Nationals
(European Commission, Brussels, Geneva, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia) - Team Leader
Team leader for evaluation of EU-funded programme Return and Reintegration of Qualified African Nationals. The programme was designed to encourage qualified and experienced Africans living abroad to return home in order to contribute to economic development. Programme activities include identifying priority manpower needs in participating African countries, recruiting suitably qualified professionals in industrialised countries, developing mechanisms for the institutionalisation of the programme. The evaluation made use of file studies, key informant and group interviews of stakeholders and beneficiaries, and a formal survey of beneficiaries.
1996
Training in Project Cycle Management for the Phare/Eurostat project cycle
(Phare/Eurostat , Belgium) - Course leader/lead trainer
The course covered all stages from strategic planning to project completion/evaluation based on the logical framework approach.
1996
Preparation of training manual and training materials for training workshop
(EC/ Tempus, UK & Italy) - Course designer
Responsible for preparation of training manual and training materials for training workshop in project management skills for Project Administrators of Tempus projects in the Russian Federation. Subject areas include: Project management; Setting objectives; Developing and using activity and cost schedules; Monitoring; Teamwork; Communication; Time management; Managing meetings.
1996
Preparation of guidelines for monitoring and evaluation
(European Commission, UK & Philippines) - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Responsible for preparation of guidelines for monitoring and evaluation. Chairing a national working group set up by the EC Delegation to develop operational guidelines on designing and managing monitoring and evaluation systems on EU-funded programmes in the Philippines. Responsible for editing of working group materials and drafting of the handbook, which advocates the use of the logical framework approach and participatory techniques.
1995 - 1996
Design and installation of monitoring and evaluation system
(EC, Western Samar, Philippines) - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Responsible for design and installation of monitoring and evaluation system for a 15 MECU microprojects programme. Devising and implementing training programmes in M&E for project staff, and providing training in simple M&E techniques (including Participatory Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation) for local government, NGOs, and community-based organisations. Preparation of programme workplan, including redesign of programme logframe through a series of participatory planning workshops.
1995
Tacis and the Balkans / CARDS Monitoring Programme
(TACIS/EU, NIS Countries) - Course Designer
Prepared manual and training materials for the Tacis project, Training in Project Cycle Management, covering all countries of NIS - the project cycle; the logical framework approach; activity scheduling and cost scheduling.
1995
Delivery of Training in the Logical Framework Approach
(Run by ITAD & University of London, United Kingdom) - Trainer
Prepared training materials & delivered training in the Logical Framework Approach as part of the course Managing Rural Development (run by ITAD & University of London) covering: the logframe; activity scheduling; cost schedules; project budgeting; and spreadsheet applications.
1994
Delivery of Training in Monitoring and Evaluation
(Ministry of Agriculture , Hungary) - Trainer
Delivered training in monitoring & evaluation as part of the course Professional Training to Ministry of Agriculture Staff in the Project Cycle
1994
Technical Assistance in Training and Education in the Agricultural and Food Sectors of Turkmenistan
(EU, Turkmenistan) - Consultant
Undertook site visit to determine institutional background, policy framework, preliminary training needs, and logistical issues.
1994
General company promotion and co-authorship of technical proposal
(EC, United Kingdom) - Consultant Agricultural Economist FAI, UK
Responsible for general company promotion and co-authorship of technical proposal for EC-funded training project in Poland.
1994
Design of M&E component of technical proposal
(Local government , United Kingdom) - Consultant Agricultural Economist , Masdar, UK
Undertook design of M&E component of technical proposal for a major institutional strengthening and training project to support local government in Zambia.
1993
Detailed project methodology design
(EC-TACIS, United Kingdom) - Consultant Agricultural Economist , Masdar, UK
Undertook a detailed project methodology design for a major EC-TACIS project. This was initiated through a task analysis of complex TOR involving 180 activities. The activities were broken down into about 600 tasks which facilitated full technical analysis of the requirements of the project.
1991 - 1992
District Development Support Programme
(ODA, Zambia) - Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser
This was an ODA-funded institution-building programme, seeking to develop and strengthen technical and management systems within District Councils and local government institutions; to develop the capacity of Council and local government manpower to operate new and existing systems; and to enable local manpower to respond positively to change in order to achieve sustainable development. Working within a 7-person multi-disciplinary team of expatriate consultants, responsibilities included: System development for description and monitoring of district council management; Detailed structured interviews with senior managers to identify and address major constraints in local Government management and operations; Implementation of financial monitoring system to assist in capital allocation; Analysis of project identification and monitoring procedures operated by district institutions; Redesign and implementation of quarterly reporting system to the satisfaction of the funding agent (ODA).
1991
Preparation of a working paper for the Ministry of Agriculture to assist LWADD Adaptive Research Unit in identification of target groups
(Agricultural Development Division (LWADD), Malawi) - Planning and Evaluation Adviser, Liwonde
LWADD comprises a Management Unit and 5 Rural Development Projects covering 5 districts. The GTZ funded technical assistance team provided support to extension, adaptive research, credit administration, rural enterprise, and monitoring and evaluation. Primary responsibility involved preparation of a working paper for the Ministry of Agriculture to assist LWADD Adaptive Research Unit in identification of target groups. This involved detailed analysis of weaknesses in Annual Survey of Agriculture (ASA) data; and recommendations on improvements in methodologies in data collection, analysis, presentation and use.

Membership of professional associations:

  • UK Evaluation Society - Itad representative
  • International Development Evaluation Association - Itad representative

Publications:

  • UNITAID 5-year evaluation - Summary (2012)
    ITAD
    ITAD

  • Joint Evaluation of Support to Civil Society Engagement in Policy Dialogue (2013)
    Evaluation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida, Denmark
    ITAD / COWI