Consultancy

DevLearn offers expertise in setting up, managing and evaluating large international development programmes. We focus on ‘private sector development’, including a variety of efforts to create jobs and raise incomes for people living in some of the poorest countries in the world. For example, we work on programmes to provide loans and advice to job-creating companies, to address constraints to economic growth, or to promote trade and exports.

We offer training or ongoing support in strategy, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Our current projects are:

Ethiopia, November 2018 – Present Strategy Consultant For Developing National Leather strategy of Ethiopia

For Government of Ethiopia through Enterprise Partners

Coordinate inputs from international and national consultants, develop recommendations and production of the final strategy paper.

Nepal, November 2018 – Present Team leader For Sahaj Nepal (Swisscontact) Impact Evaluation

Lead a two-person team supporting Sahaj to design impact assessments for nine priority interventions.

DRC, November 2018 – Present Evaluation consultant

For ESSOR Through PwC

ESSOR is a DFID funded project to improve environment conducive to investment. We are designing the evaluation for an innovative business registration status called Entreprenant.

Timor Leste, October 2018 – Present Urban poverty study

For Market Development Facility (DFAT)

Conduct diagnostic study into urban poverty in Timor Leste for Market Development Facility. Scope includes tool design, field research, and developing suggestions for new interventions.

Mozambique and Tanzania December 2018 - February 2019
Team Leader, Mid-Term Review
For International Youth Foundation (MasterCard Foundation)Lead mid-term review of skills training programme taking a market systems approach in two countries.
World-wide

January 2013 – April 2016; September 2018 – Present

Donor Committee for Enterprise Development

Support the use of the DCED Standard for Results Measurement, a practical framework for monitoring and managing results. Redeveloped website and updated guidance, conducted webinars and training in the UK and Kenya, and developed guidance for using the DCED Standard in Challenge Funds, systemic approaches, and evaluations.

Uganda

September – November 2018

Mid-term review team member

For International Fertiliser Development Centre (EKN)

Through Opportunities Unlimited

Conduct mid-term review of REACH, an agricultural market systems development programme implemented by the International Fertiliser Development Centre and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

October 2018 – Present

Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (DFID)

Through MarketShare Associates

Provide technical assistance to the Egypt team on market systems approach and designing scale-up strategy.

World-wide

March 2015 – present

Course designer and trainer

Design, market, and deliver online training course on results measurement using the DCED Standard. Course has been taken by approximately 200 participants over 4 cohorts, from 2015 onwards.

Ethiopia

August 2018 – present

Strategy and results measurement support

For Enterprise Partners (DFID)

Through DAI/Itad

Provide backstopping support for portfolio and results measurement team at Enterprise Partners. On the technical side, provided advice on strategy, intervention design, communications and scaling up interventions. On MRM side, advised on reviews, evaluation findings, and conduct quality assurance of results measurement system biannually.

Ethiopia

August 2018 – present

Strategy and results measurement support

For LI-WAY (SIDA)

Through Agora Consultancy

Support portfolio and results measurement teams for a market systems programme working in urban areas in Ethiopia. Provide training, advice on market system development, and result measurement.

World-wide

September 2018 – present

Monitoring and evaluation support

For 1000 Alternatives

Provided M&E advice and support to 1000 Alternatives, an impact investing fund operating globally.