Toward climate-responsive evaluation
(2017 – present)

That climate change will impact and be impacted by development efforts makes it important to consider climate action in all programs. A key focus of my dissertation is to understand how to practically integrate climate into evaluation and development. Drawing an analysis of UN programming, my colleagues and I explored the ways in which evaluation processes considered climate action. See our 2021 paper for our synthesis.

Mainstreaming gender into development evaluation
(2017 – present)

Depending on their social identity, people may experience programs differently. Asking “for whom” programs are working is important for understanding barriers to participation and facilitating equitable outcomes. Together with colleagues, we synthesized the literature on evaluations of international development programs and assessed the extent to which gender was considered in evaluation processes. See our 2019 paper for insights into integrating gender into development evaluation.

See publications for examples of previous research.