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Libby Bligh

Libby Bligh is a consultant in the fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) theme. Libby is a team member on the Itad/Altai M&E Unit for CSSF Eastern Africa and CSSF Middle East and North Africa, working across many of the portfolios, but particularly focused on Sudan, South Sudan and Iraq.

In addition, Libby has also worked on Itad’s evaluation of DfID’s Global Mine Action Programme and has provided research support to evaluations across the health and governance themes.
Prior to joining Itad, Libby worked as an independent consultant reviewing monitoring systems for cross-border humanitarian programmes in Gaziantep, Turkey. She has also conducted qualitative research studies into structural violence in post-war Lebanon, on corruption in post-war Kosovo and on civic engagement in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, for a range of technical and non-technical audiences.

Libby has an MA in Post-war Recovery Studies from the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit at the University of York, UK.

Nationality: British
Languages: English (Mother Tongue)
Country Experience:

Kosovo, Lebanon, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Tanzania, Turkey

Employment:

2018 - ongoing
Consultant
Itad Ltd.

2017 - 2018
Research Analyst
Itad Ltd.

2016 - 2017
Monitoring & Evaluation and Research Consultant
Independent

2016
Junior Researcher
Arab NGO Network for Development, Beirut, Lebanon

2016
Researcher
Lebanese Transparency Association

Project Experience:

2017 - ongoing
Provision of Monitoring & Evaluation Services for the Conflict, Stability & Security Fund in East Africa
(Foreign & Commonwealth Office) - M&E Support
Providing ongoing monitoring and evaluation and research support, particularly focused on the migration, S./Sudan and East Africa programmes, including work on impact collation, political access and conflict preventions and dynamics.
2017 - ongoing
Conflict, Stability and Security Fund Middle East M&E support
(Foreign and Commonwealth Office) - M&E Support
Providing ongoing monitoring and evaluation and research support, core team member on an evaluation under the Iraq programme.
2017 - 2018
Monitoring and Evaluation of the Global Mine Action Programme
(DFID) - Research and data analysis
Provided data synthesis and analysis support including an evidence assessment matrix collating evidence across the 9 case studies, quantitative analysis of pre-and post-clearance data from household surveys, contributed to the writing and editing of the summative report.
2017
Independent Evaluation Manager for the Mobilising for Development Programme, Nigeria
(GRM, DFID) - Research Assistant
Conducted qualitative analysis of a large volume of multi-level stakeholder key informant interview and focus group discussion data. Worked in collaboration with the evaluation team to co-write case study report.
2017
Strategic support and Theory of Change workshop
(UK Department of Health and DFID ) - Research and facilitation
Conducted background research into global health interventions, and facilitated the theory of change workshop
2016 - 2017
Independent review of humanitarian monitoring tools and processes
(Humanitarian INGO) - Consultant
Undertook a review of 2 years’ quantitative multi-project monitoring data for an INGO’s Food Security and Livelihoods programme. Undertook a review of monitoring processes and tools and presented findings in a final report that included recommendations for improvements to data collection, storage and management reporting and dissemination of information. Contract extended to incorporate these recommendations into the M&E plan and toolkit for a £30m 3-year FSL programme.