Current Board of Directors
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Alfredo Domínguez Díaz
Alfredo Domínguez is a Mexican evaluator, dedicated to the development of evaluation skills in evaluators in young and emerging evaluators, as well as senior evaluators, a tireless promoter of the culture of evaluation.
As a consultant and evaluator, he has participated in projects of a subnational, national, and international nature, carrying out functions of coordination, analysis, and management of technological tools, as well as facilitating work groups and interviews.
He is currently Vice-coordinator of the Network for Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization of Latin America and the Caribbean (ReLAC) and Treasurer of the National Academy of Evaluators of Mexico (Aceval), he was also coordinator of the Evalyouth Mexico chapter during 2019 and 2020.
More recently, he is part of the IOCE VOPE Leadership Boot Camp team and is in charge of producing the ReLAC evaluation culture podcast.
Chelladurai Solomon is a researcher and evaluator over the last 30 years and contributes as a Development Management Consultant based in Bangalore (India). Solomon has postgraduate degrees in Sociology (India), Business Management (India) and Rural Policy & Planning (Netherlands).
He is a Founder & Director and the present Chairperson of the Evaluation Society – Community of Evaluators South Asia (CoE-SA). He has also been a long-time associate of international Consulting Groups like South Research, Belgium and New Economy Development Group, Canada. He is a specialist and experienced in Rural Policy and Planning, Child Rights & Development, and Livelihoods & Social Enterprises.
He has served many years as National and Regional Consultants for INGOs (Cordaid-Netherlands and VIC-Belgium), providing PMEL support to individual/cluster of their national (India) and regional (Pan Asia) NGOs and Network partners. He has also undertaken several mid-term or project-end evaluations as Lead Evaluator and Associate Evaluator of CBOs, NGOs, INGOs, Advocacy and Network programs & projects in India, South Asia, Asia and West Africa. His recent publication is on social enterprises, titled “Social Enterprise Start-up – Manual for Beginners”.
Graduate of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Doctorate Programme Studies at the Jagiellonian University. Exchange student at Warwick University in Social Research. Scholarship recipient of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation in the Social Innovation Hub “Shipyard”. She also completed two summer schools on the use of counterfactual methods in evaluation research and has been involved in founding the first Polish edition. She has been working on evaluation research, public policy analysis and public sector expertise since 2006.
She has been a member of the Polish Evaluation Association since 2014 and was its president in 2014-2016. In 2013 she co-hosted a workshop for public administration with a program-based evaluation, and in 2015 with Jim Rugh on the Real World Evaluation approach (at the 11th Evaluation Conference). Author of scientific publications in the field of evaluation (mainly on country evaluation culture and evaluation use), program director of the 1st Polish Evaluation Congress bringing together evaluations from different sectors and fields. For years she is devoted to building networks enabling the evaluation environment in Poland and CEE region. She is a member of the European Evaluation Society, where she and the members of the Working Group have formed and co-piloted the Voluntary Evaluator Peer Review. She is also a member of the TWG’s Sustainable Development and TWG EES Future Role and Focus. She is PES representative in coordinating the Network of Evaluation Societies in Europe (NESE) for 2016-2018.
Hubert Paulmer is a management consultant focused on international trade and development with more than 25 years of experience in planning and managing complex evaluations and multi-sectoral/multi-country projects in the private, public, and non-profit sectors in more than 60 countries (in-country) across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. He has completed diverse assignments with UN Agencies (FAO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, UNECA, ITC, and ICAO) and international financial institutions (AfDB, ADB, IFAD, CDB, and the World Bank), as well as several bilateral agencies, intergovernmental organizations, global foundations, and international NGOs. In addition to leading evaluations (corporate, thematic, multi-country and programme), Mr. Paulmer has extensive experience in organizational assessments, strategic planning, risk assessment and management, market/sector studies and value for money assessments. Mr. Paulmer is recognized for his expertise and glocal experience in climate-smart agriculture and value chains, food systems, MSME and social enterprise development/management, trade development, green growth strategies and women’s economic empowerment.
Mr. Paulmer is a Senior Associate and a former Partner at Goss Gilroy Inc. Prior to that he was a private sector senior corporate executive and a banker. He has been a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) since 2012 and a CES Credentialing Board Member since 2019. He also sits on Boards of community/non-profit organizations. He holds a Master’s degree in Agriculture, an MBA and a Post-graduate Diploma in International Planning and Development.
Board of Trustees
Sana Ben Salem
Sana Ben Salem has a PhD in Management and strategy of companies. Her doctoral work focused, particularly, on Free Business Models. She is a Young emerging Evaluator, representative of the MENA region in the IOCE, a member of the GPFE steering committee and an activist in climate change. Currently, she is a university professor teaching strategic Management. She followed many trainings in diplomacy, renewable energies (Regional Program on Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa in Rabat Konrad Adenauer Stiftung) and SDGs. Her field of expertise includes social innovation and digitization.
She is a very active member in evaluation, involved in many national and international networks. She is a leader member in EvalYouth, Former Co-chair of the professional insertion working group with the Francophone Network of Young Emerging Evaluators (RF-Ee) and former member of EvalSDGs.
She worked with many international organizations. She is a member of the UNFPA Steering Commitee working on Youth and adolescents’ Sexual and reproductive health and rights. She supported the collaborative project of Ethmar Organization in partnership with UNITAR on enabling and empowering Youth and young women in Libya. She worked with the IIED on the forest projects under the REED+ initiative. She was a coordinator of the International Program for Developement Evaluation Training in Tunisia with the collaboration of the International institute of Innovation for developement (IIIDev Canada). She worked with EvalYouth to develop toolkit/guidelines for the Involvement of Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs) in VOPEs’ activities and leadership structures.
Graduated as Economist Statistician, Bali Andriantseheno has thirty five years of professional experience, twenty of them in the monitoring & evaluation fields. He worked mostly as an international Consultant in the private sector, as a resource person for international organizations and as a Program Manager for Government departments. An IPDET alumni, he has in his account more than 30 M&E assignments and he also lectured in the fields of Sustainable Development and Social Public Policy at the University of Antananarivo. He is a founding member and a former President of MASSE, the Malagasy VOPE. He was appointed in March 2015 as the Coordinator General of the Reform Program for Administration Efficiency at the Presidency of the Republic of Madagascar. He is actually a Board Member of AfrEA.
American Evaluation Association (AEA) Representative
Donna is a researcher, facilitator, and monitoring and evaluation specialist with more than 23 years’ experience. She holds a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies focused on Program Evaluation and Organizational Development, and a Masters degree in Public Administration. She is the author of Being An Evaluator, Your Guide to Evaluation. She has worked with governments, civil society, nongovernmental groups, international donors, and foundations. She has experience designing and reviewing evaluation methodologies for a range of international programs, as well as conducting implementation, outcome and impact evaluations in projects in agriculture, early childhood development, education, environment, gender, health systems, HIV/AIDS, human rights, trade and investment, and women’s empowerment. She has worked for USAID, DFID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MasterCard Foundation, multiple UN organizations, African Development Bank, World Bank, and local nonprofits, among others.
Donna is a former National Board Member for the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and a former National Board Member for the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA). She is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University and a Senior Research Associate at University of Johannesburg. She has published multiple papers, books chapters, books and journal articles. She is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Evaluation.
Anna HARUTYUNYAN – has master degree in Sociology, she is the 2013 alumni of International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET).
Anna has more than 15 years’ experience in social research and M&E in the sphere of education, public health, youth, etc. in public, private and CSO sectors both locally and internationally, with strong knowledge of quantitative research design. Anna is an expert in research ethics and M&E system development.
From 2017 till June 2019 Anna chaired the coordination board of Eurasian Alliance of National Evaluation Associations and currently are in the advisory board of the Alliance.
She is a co-chair of EvalYouthECA and chair of Armenian Monitoring and Evaluation Association and board member of ethical committee.
Alena LAPPO is an evaluation specialist with eight years of analysis and research experience in the public and private sectors. She is a Board Member of the European Evaluation Society and the leader of the European Emerging Evaluators (yEES!) network, which is the European Chapter of EvalYouth. Currently, she is a Value for Money Specialist with the OECD, while, previously, she conducted and managed evaluations in the World Bank and FAO, and also worked on results-based management in IFAD.
Tsigereda is the president of the Ethiopian Evaluation Association, EEvA. She has been a member of the association since 2013 and been part of the leadership since 2015.
Tsigereda holds a Master of Public Health in Monitoring and Evaluation and has over 17 years’ experience in leading, supervising and managing evaluations, research and data management for decision-making, analysis and utilization. She has developed M&E systems and supervised M&E activities for government and development programs. She is experienced in developing research protocols, designing and conducting evaluations, creating M&E plans, developing M&E tools.
She is actively involved in national evaluation capacity assessment and evaluation capacity development initiatives. Mrs. Tsigereda is currently working at USAID Ethiopia Transform: Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Adapting (Transform: MELA) project in Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Evaluation Association is an active member of African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) and will be hosting the next AfrEA conference in 2021 in Addis Ababa. Currently, Tsigereda is elected as AfrEA representative to IOCE Board of Trustees.
Mr. Aniruddha Brahmachari is a social sector professional with more than 24 years of experience in programme management, Monitoring & Evaluation. Mr. Brahmachari had previously worked as the Global Monitoring Evaluation Learning Officer with the Oxfam International Secretariat and as Regional Programme Quality Lead for Horn, East and Central Africa region for Oxfam and OXFAM India. He has worked in similar capacities with LANDESA, IDE, UNDP India, Care India & Nielsen.
Aniruddha heads the Research Operations and M&E function at LEAD@KREA University, India.
He obtained M.Phil in Planning and Development from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and Masters in Planning and Development from the University of Poona and has completed his MBA from Manipal University.
He has authored many papers and edited three books, “Evaluations for Sustainable Development: Experiences and Learning” and “New Directions for Evaluations: Visibility, Voice and Value”. In 2020 he edited a book titled, “Emerging Evaluation Experiences: Way Forward for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals”.
Aniruddha is also the Co-Founder and Co-Leader of Evaluation Community of India and Board Member of Asia Pacific Evaluation Association.
Réseau Francophone d’Evaluation Representative
Dr. Mamadou Coulibaly
Socio-economist of development, specialist and trainer in forecasting, planning and monitoring-evaluation, Mamadou has a Ph.D in social sciences of development and is Teacher-Researcher at the “Ecole Normale Supérieure d’Abidjan” (ENS) / Ivory Coast. Holder of a master’s degree in economics and a diploma of applied studies in social sciences in human capital development (option: expertise in prospective and strategic planning), Mamadou is also an engineer in humanitarian management and development, and is registered in the MASTER humanitarian and international relations.
Mamadou has more than 10 years of experience in strategic education planning, statistical production, community management and project evaluation. He has been a consultant for ECOWAS, UEMOA, UNESCO, UNDP, AfDB, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Côte d’Ivoire.
His skills in Governance, Planning, Evaluation and Project Management have enabled him to participate in the preparation of Strategic Development Documents (Results-oriented PIP, MTEF, DRSP and PND) and in the Evaluation of Government Action.
In addition, given his experience in the strategic management of the education sector, Mamadou participated in numerous works with the Planning Departments of the sector within the framework of inter-ministerial platforms.
He is :
- Permanent Secretary of the Ivorian Monitoring and Evaluation Network (RISE)
- Vice-President of the Francophone Network for Evaluation (RFE)
- Representative of RFE at the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (OICE)
Australia/New Zealand/Maori VOPEs Representative
Kwadwo Adusei Asante
Kwadwo is an evaluative research and community development professional with over 15 years international experience, mainly in Australia, Ghana, The Netherlands and Sri Lanka. He has expertise in building evaluations systems for not-for-profit organisations. In the last decade, he has led and been part of teams that have developed and managed high-level, agency-wide strategic multi-site best-practice research projects, evaluation system development, stakeholder engagements, policy analysis and service and systems audits. These projects largely advised and provided insights on matters relating to strategic directions, operational and business area performance for Universities, CEOs, Corporate Executives, Project Directors and Policymakers. As a Chief Investigator, he has received project and research funding of over a million dollars in the last decade. He has produced almost 100 publications in project reports, journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, theses and presentations and achieved eight PHD completions.
Celeste is the current general coordinator of ReLAC (Latin America and the Caribbean Network of Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization) – 2021-2024. She is a Political Scientist, and holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration, with a dissertation about Individual capacities in Evaluation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Non-Voting Board Members
Professionalization Taskforce Co-Chair
Sonal Zaveri is India based, with over 30 years’ experience in strategic planning, program design, capacity building, mentoring and evaluation. She has a PhD in Social Work and was a Fleishman Fellow at Duke University, USA. She has worked in more than 25 countries in Asia, East and West Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe at grassroots, sub-national, national, regional and international levels bringing a broad contextual experience. She has worked with CBOs, NGOs, INGOs, foundations, academic institutions, government, and multilaterals.
Her sectoral experience includes HIV/AIDS, gender, child rights, early childhood development, education, community empowerment, health promotion and prevention, livelihood and disability. Sonal’s interests relate to how rights, participation. transformation and gender are addressed through collaborative, culturally responsive and learning oriented evaluation approaches and methodologies.
She has multiple publications including book chapters, journal articles, monographs and manuals. She is the co-designer and co-facilitator for the first online gender and evaluation course in India and has designed participatory evaluation tools for vulnerable children and youth.
She holds regional and global leadership positions – Board Member of International Evaluation Academy (IEAc); founder and Board Director of Community of Evaluators South Asia; founder and coordinator of GENSA, Gender and Equity Network South Asia; co-chair EvalGender+; EvalPartners Coordination Committee; Member, Board of Trustees IOCE; international advisor to the Child-to-Child Trust, UK; and core member of the S2SE – South to South Evaluation which addresses asymmetries in global evaluation.
VOPE Supportive Taskforce Co-Chair
Young and Emerging Evaluator with interdisciplinary education and training in social and economic sciences. Rodrigo is from Masatepe, Nicaragua and is a Lawyer and Notary Public with multiple master degrees such as Master in Public Policy Evaluation, Master in Constitutional Law specialized in Political Studies and Master in Finance as well as other specialized studies in Formulation and Evaluation of Development Projects, Government Procurement, Occupational Health and Safety, E-government and Labor Law.
He has work experience with national and local governments (General Attorney, Labor Courts, Electoral Institute and City Halls) as a public servant, and the academia as a researcher and university professor at undergraduate and graduate level. Currently he works as an international consultant in M&E for local governments in the fields of sustainable city management, children and youth, capacity building, post-conflict communities, science – technology and innovation.
He also has a broad experience with VOPEs since 2015. Recently, he has been reelected as a board member of ReLAC (regional VOPE) for a Consecutive term and also is a board member of ReNicSE (National VOPE). He is a founder member of RIEPP (international VOPE), also of the regional chapter of EvalYouth LAC and the global initiative EvalYouth where he is a Co-Chair of TF1 (YEE and VOPEs). Currently, he has been elected as a Latin America & Caribbean (ReLAC) representative to IOCE board.
Volunteer VOPE Membership Coordinator
Jim Rugh has been professionally involved for 54 years in international development, working in Africa, Asia and Appalachia, with frequent visits to other parts of the world. For the past 38 years he has specialized in international program evaluation. From 1995 to 2007 he served as head of Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Accountability and Learning for CARE International, responsible for promoting strategies for enhanced evaluation capacity throughout that world-wide organization.
Jim is recognized as a leader in the international evaluation profession. From 2008 to 2011 he served as the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Representative to the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), the global umbrella of national and regional professional evaluation associations, where, as Vice President, he was an active member of the Executive Committee. From 2012 through 2015 he served as Coordinator of the EvalPartners Initiative that aims to strengthen evaluation capacities of and through Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) around the world. See www.IOCE.net and www.EvalPartners.org.
Jim co-authored the popular and practical RealWorld Evaluation book (Sage 2006 and 2012, see www.RealWorldEvaluation.org) that has been used as a textbook for many courses on research and evaluation. He has been actively involved in the American Evaluation Association since 1986, especially the International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation Topical Interest Group. In recognition of his contributions to the evaluation profession he was awarded the 2010 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Practice Award by AEA. And in 2015 he was awarded a lifetime professional achievement award by IOCE and EvalPartners.
He is now retired from full-time international work, though available for short-term consultancies. His home is in Sevierville, Tennessee.
Past Presidents of IOCE
Past Presidents of IOCE
Soma De Silva
Soma De Silva is a former UNICEF South Asia Regional adviser on monitoring and evaluation. She pioneered the foundation of the Sri Lanka Evaluation Association and served twice as its President. She has served as the President of the International Organisation for Collaboration in Evaluation (IOCE) and as the founder co-chair of EvalPartners. Her work was instrumental in establishing a postgraduate diploma in evaluation at the University of Sri Jayawardenepura, in furtherance of professionalization of evaluation. Her recent publication “Theory of Change for Development Success: A Workbook” was a further attempt to promote academic training in evaluation.
Past Presidents of IOCE
Served as the President of the International Organization for Cooperation (2013-2014) and Co-chair of EvalPartners (2013-2015). Co-chair of EvalPartners Peer-to-Peer Task Force. Recipient of EvalPartners Global Award 2017.
Natalia is an independent evaluation consultant based in Moscow, Russia. She has been working in the field of evaluation since 1996 and conducted evaluations in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. As part of her professional service Natalia served on the boards of the International Program Evaluation Network and the Russian Evaluation Association.
Past Presidents of IOCE
Adeline Sibanda is the Founder and Managing Director of ADESIM Developments. Adeline has over 29 years’ experience in strategy, program design, planning, monitoring and evaluation. She is passionate about promoting the use of evaluative evidence with a decolonisation lens in all policy processes. Adeline has worked in over 23 sub-Saharan African countries with Civil Society Organisations, Community Based organisations, Governments, UN Agencies and other development partners. She is past Co-Chair of EvalPartners, Past President of the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and Past President of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA). Adeline has been raising awareness and advocating for the Made In Africa Evaluation an AfrEA initiative promoting evaluation practice rooted in African contexts and priorities, as well as the South-South Cooperation in Evaluation (S2SE), an initiative of five regional evaluation associations from the Global South.
Past Presidents of IOCE
Ziad Moussa is a multi-disciplinary development professional with an intellectual and professional passion for Evaluation. Over the past 20 years, he has managed complex multi-country evaluations across the Arab world and the Global South, in well over 40 countries and with almost every major donor on the circuit. He specializes in evaluation in fragile contexts, particularly in conflict/post-conflict settings, as well as local governance systems and processes.
His academic career at the Environment and Sustainable Development at Unit American University of Beirut was braced by Robert Chambers’ “Putting the Last First” and contextualizing the sustainable livelihoods approach to the realities of the MENA region; Outcome Mapping was the foundational element in his Eval-life back in 2004 and shaped the rest of his Eval-Journey. As such, he was the driving force behind establishing the Middle East and North Africa Evaluation Association (EvalMENA) in 2011, and was elected as President of the International Organization of Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) between 2015 and 2017 and Co-Chair of EvalPartners between 2016 and 2018. He currently takes part in the Board of Directors of the International Evaluation Academy and chairs its Policy Committee.
Past Presidents of IOCE
Silvia Salinas Mulder
Bolivian anthropologist, with a specialisation in Andean Studies and a Master’s degree in Decentralization and Public Administration. Senior consultant, researcher and evaluator in the social development sector, linked to international, governmental and civil society organisations. Recognised for her specialised though systemic and creative approaches to key poverty, development and exclusion topics, like gender, violence, rights, sexual and reproductive health, aging and adolescents. Advocator and facilitator of transformative planning, management and evaluation approaches (e.g. Theories of Change). Particularly interested in power issues in gender and intercultural relations. Internationally known as speaker and human rights activist. Author of a vast number of publications. Currently president of the Bolivian Monitoring and Evaluation Network (REDMEBOL), strongly linked to EvalGender+, and promotor of “Evaluation from the South” initiatives. In December 2017 elected president of the Latin American VOPE (RELAC).
RECENT EVALUATION-RELATED PUBLICATIONS:
2016 Salinas, Silvia & Amariles, Fabiola. Cultural Competence and Power Dynamics. In Evaluation: Reflections from a Gender Perspective. Evaluation Connections September 2016, special edition. http://www.europeanevaluation.org/sites/default/files/ees_newsletter/ees-newsletter-2016-09-september-r10-web.pdf
2015 with Amariles, F, Bustelo, M, Espinoza, J, Faúndez, A, and Weinstein, M. “Decalogue on Evaluation from a Gender Perspective”. Proposal developed during the launch of EvalGender+ in Katmandu, Nepal, November 2015.
2014 Salinas Mulder, S. & Amariles, F. “Latin American Feminist Perspectives on Gender Power Issues in Evaluation”. In: S. Brisolara, D. Seigart, & S. SenGupta (Eds.) Feminist Evaluation and Research: Theory and Practice. (pp. 224-254). New York: Guilford Press.
 You can find all my publications and papers in Academia.edu