Portfolios of Work

Systems and Complex Evaluations

We promote quality standards; strengthen evaluation and M&E systems; and undertake complex independent evaluations.

Sadie Watson

Portfolio Team Lead

Ben Henry


Jenny Geppert

Principal Consultant

Karolina Mclellan

Project Manager

Erica Packington

Principal Consultant

Joy McCarron


We deliver evaluation, research and ethics quality assurance services to international standards and tailored to the unique needs of our development partner clients; we provide training and capacity building in designing, managing and delivering programmes and evaluations.

We work with clients who want to strengthen their evaluation functions and their M&E systems to increase efficiency and effectiveness. We work alongside programmes to deliver Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning services, independently or developmentally by accompanying clients and partners to generate knowledge and ensure programme decisions are evidence based.

We deliver complex evaluations and conduct meta-evaluations to assess and increase the relevance of strategies and approaches. We focus on strategic evaluations, complex and joint evaluations, and evaluating innovations and technologies.

Across our workstreams our team members draw on our specialist programme and project management experience to deliver for our clients. We keep ourselves informed of the most useful tools and practices. Our passion for data, systems and technology helps us synchronise established evaluation methodologies with innovative and custom approaches to meet our clients’ changing contexts.

We work in partnerships across the globe and through our expert panels our wider team consists of over 175 associates, bringing together social scientists, data scientists, and sectoral leaders in the evaluation and international development sectors.