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PSI has worked on hundreds of international development assignments in more than 70 countries, providing professional services for project identification, development, design and management, technical assistance and advice, and performance measurement, assessment, evaluation, research and policy advice. Some recent PSI assignments include:

  • Sustainable Economic Growth Specialist, review of supply chain programming in Ethiopia for Canadian Hunger Foundation (March to May 2015).
  • Institutional Assessment Specialist, Evaluation of Twaweza: Tanzania from 2009 to 2014, for the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), as part of a consortium with PRI (September 2014 to February 2015).
  • Summative Evaluation of the Community Based Health Training and Practice Program in Mozambique for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) Canada (August to December 2014).
  • Summative Evaluation of DFATD Development and Humanitarian Assistance Programming in West Bank and Gaza, as part of a consortium with Salasan and DADA, for DFATD (March to December 2014).
  • Building Results Based Project Management Systems at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA). Plan:Net and PSI worked in consortium to develop and help institutionalize a results based project management methodology framework for IDEA (Jan. 2013 to March 2014).
  • Guizhou Ethnic Minority Culture and Heritage Protection Project, under the China-Canada Policy Options Program, responsible for assisting in developing the project implementation plan including the baseline institutional and capacity development needs assessment. Ongoing work on implementation included study tour, design and delivery of institutional development training for provincial and municipal government, creating guidelines, for IRIS Environmental (June 2012 to February 2014).
  • Development of RBM Systems for the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) of the East African Community. Plan:Net, PSI and Microde jointly worked with LVBC on institutional needs analysis, identifying best practice approaches and developing project, program and institutional logic models and performance measurement frameworks for LVBC (June 2012 to December 2013).
  • Bangladesh Human Resources for Health Project, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). PSI provided Result Based Management Specialist to work on the project implementation plan with the team in Ottawa and in Dhaka. Helped to develop the logic model (theory of change, LFA) and performance measurement framework for the Project Implementation Plan. This included design and delivery of a participatory RBM workshop with Bangladeshi partners in Dhaka, for Cowater International (February 3 to June 30 2012).
  • Formative Evaluation of the African Parliamentary Strengthening Program for Budget Oversight, for the Parliamentary Centre, Ottawa (March to June 2012).
  • Program Evaluation of the Micro-Nutrient Initiative, for the Multilateral and Global Programs Branch, CIDA, with Plan:Net (November to March 2012).
  • Program of Support to Organization of American States, for Inter-American Program, CIDA. Project Technical Consultant: assisted in preparing the project for approval, including analysis of governance, economic growth and human rights programming, work on the logic model and PMF, risk, institutional, economic, social, political, environmental and gender analysis. (August 26 to October 31 2011)
  • Final Evaluation of the African Parliamentary Network Against Poverty, sponsored by the Austrian Development Agency, for the Parliamentary Centre (August 1 to December 31 2011)
  • Evaluation of the Cambodia Land Administration Support Project, for Mainland Southeast Asia Program, CIDA, May to September 2011
  • Project Technical Consultant, performed Assessment and redesign of the Haiti Human Rights Project for Rights and Democracy, April to July 2011
  • Canadian Project Manager, Communication for Effective Social Services Delivery Project, Pakistan, for Cowater International, January to June 2011. Including developing, with the team in Peshwar the monitoring and evaluation system and PMF.
  • Project Technical Consultant for the development of and approval of Canadian support to the Pan-American Health Organization, for the Inter-American Program, CIDA, December 2010 to March 2011
  • Training on Results Based Management for the Parliamentary Centre, Canada, December 2010 to February 2011
  • Strategic Planning with the Tanzania Police Force to Build Capacity in Peace Keeping, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, September to December 2010
  • Environmental Assessments of Project Proposals, for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, November 2010 to May 2011
  • Evaluation of Ukraine Credit Union Strengthening Program for the Ukraine Program, CIDA, February to June 2010
  • Mid-term (formative) evaluation of Canadian institutional strengthening support to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), for the West Africa Regional Program, CIDA, April to August 2009.
  • Monitor for CIDA institutional strengthening and capacity development support to the Niger Basin Authority for the West Africa Regional Program, CIDA. Work included developing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation system with the NBA staff in Niger, including coaching and training. May 2009 to May 2010
  • Monitor for the regional African Parliamentary Strengthening Program, a capacity building program working across Africa, for the Pan Africa Program, CIDA. Included working the African team on developing a results based PMF during the project inception phase. April 2009 to May 2011
  • Evaluation of Canadian support to the Parliament of Ghana, 1994 - 2008, for the Ghana Program, CIDA, September to December 2008
  • Organizational assessment of the institutional capacity of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to deliver emergency and rehabilitation programming, FAO, January 2008 to December 2008
  • Evaluation of Kabul Market Place Pilot Project, to support private sector development in Afghanistan by creating a secure marketplace where international agencies and enterprises can channel operational spending to local vendors. For the Afghanistan Task Force, CIDA. November 2007 to March 2008
  • Monitor for the Confidence Building and Stakeholder Involvement Project, Nile Basin Initiative, Pan Africa Program, CIDA, September 2007 to September 2010
  • Developing and delivering project planning and design workshop for development of a multi-donor institutional strengthening programme with United Cities and Local Governments Association Africa and provide technical advice and coaching on project design, for Canada Fund for Africa/Pan Africa Program, CIDA, July to September 2007
  • Project technical consultant for project planning and approval of a project for Supporting the Voice of the Poor in Southern Africa, January -€“ March 2007
  • Project technical consultant for planning and approval of Institutional Support to AMREF’s Strategic Plan for Health Systems Strengthening in Africa, Pan Africa Program, CIDA September 2006.
  • Evaluation of UNDP’s Regional Cooperation Framework for Africa (RCFII Africa, 2002-2007) on behalf of UNDP’s Evaluation Office, New York, September 2006 to May 2007
  • Planning of the Institutional Capacity Development Component of a Local Governance and Decentralization Project in Rwanda, CECI, September to November 2006
  • Evaluation of African Local Governance Program, for Canada Fund for Africa, CIDA, July 2006 to December 2006
  • Impact Assessment (ex-post), Association of Columbian Cooperatives Strengthening Program, for Canadian Cooperative Association, November 2005 to January 2006
  • Project technical consultant on planning and approval of the Regional AIDS Training Network Institutional Strengthening, Pan Africa Program, CIDA March 2006
  • Impact Assessment, Mobilization of Populations and Democracy for Local Development in Mali, Mali Desk, CIDA, October 2005 to July 2006
  • Project technical consultant for planning and approval of Nile Equatorial Lakes Enhanced Regional Trade and Agricultural Productivity Program, Pan Africa Program, CIDA
  • Mid-Term Evaluation, Gansu Women’s Employment Project, for the China Program, CIDA, September 2005 to March 2006
  • Evaluation/Institutional Capacity of Centre for Corporate Governance, for Pan Africa Program, CIDA, September 2005 to March 2006
  • Final Evaluation, Canadian Support to Pakistan Oil and Gas Sector, for Asia Branch, CIDA, with IRIS Environmental Systems Inc., August 2005 to March 2006
  • Evaluation of Community Policing Capacity Building Project in Guinea, Africa Branch, CIDA, June-August 2005.
  • Project scoping and appraisal, KATALYST Market Approach to Business Development Services, Bangladesh Program, CIDA, June - July 2005
  • Training Program Development and delivery, Introduction to Business Development Services, for the Aga Khan Foundation Canada International Development Fellowships in Microfinance and Microenterprise Development., May - June 2005
  • Technical Advisor capacity development of the Confederation of Indian Industry in environmental policy and regulation, for SNC Lavalin, 2005-2006
  • Private Sector Development Specialist, research and analysis of options and advisory services related to the development of CIDA’s briefing notes for the G-8 meeting concentrating on Africa, for Policy Analyst, Africa, CIDA, March 2005.
  • Development of Results Based Performance Measurement Framework and Reporting, the Nile Basin Initiative, Pan Africa Program, CIDA, March 2005
  • Evaluation of Public Engagement Programs, Canadian Partnership Branch, CIDA, 2004
  • Training Program Development and delivery, Introduction to Development for the Aga Khan Foundation Canada International Development Fellowships in Microfinance and Microenterprise Development, June 2004.
  • Review of baseline survey and design of methodology and survey instruments for timeline survey on impact of Credit Union development on socio-economic situation of members in Ukraine, Canadian Cooperative Association, 2004
  • Evaluation, Nile Basin Discourse Project, with Kenyan Associate firm MICRODE Consult, Pan Africa Program, CIDA, 2004
  • Evaluation of Canadian Regional Police Training and Support Program, Balkans Program, CIDA, 2005
  • Results Based Performance Measurement Advisor and Monitor, Regional AIDS Training Network, Pan Africa Program, CIDA, 2003 to 2007
  • Technical Advisor and Monitor, Mozambique Micro-Finance Facility, with Pascoa Themba and Benedito Murambire, Mozambique Program, CIDA 2002 to 2007
  • Technical Advisor on the design, development and approval of the multi-donor Tanzania Financial Sector Deepening Program and a private sector development strategy for CIDA’s Tanzania Program, November 2003.
  • Private Sector Development Specialist (Acting Policy Analyst), Africa and Middle East Branch, worked on agency briefing notes for the international meeting at Evian, the WTO meetings in Montreal and Cancun and the development of CIDA’s PSD Policy, for Policy and Planning, Africa and Middle East Branch, CIDA, summer 2003.
  • Evaluation, Women's Income Generating Project in Xinjiang, China Program, CIDA, 2002
  • Evaluation of Child Labor and Human Rights in the Cocoa Plantations of Ivory Coast, Africa and Middle East Branch, CIDA, 2002
  • Evaluation of the Impact of Fielding a Civilian Peace Building Specialist with Canadian Troops in Ethiopia, Canadian Partnership Branch, CIDA, 2001
  • Audit, Preliminary Phase of Comprehensive Audit, Food Aid Programming, Internal Audit, CIDA 2001
  • Review of Food Aid and Humanitarian Assistance to the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, CIDA, 2001
  • Study of Best Practices in Savings Mobilization for Micro-Finance, Nick Adams-Aston and Doris Wong of CIDA, May 2001
  • Review, Micro Enterprise and Micro Finance Projects in the Americas, Americas Branch, CIDA, 2001
  • Review of the Policy Impact of the China Program, China Program, CIDA, 2000
  • Small Enterprise Specialist, Project Implementation Plan, Cowater International on the Inhambane Rural Water Supply Program, Mozambique (April - May 2001)
  • Laid-Off and Unemployed Women in China, private sector/microfinance expert on an exploratory project identification mission, including visits to Gansu and Chongqing, assessment of three proposals received by CIDA and development of the Concept Paper for Gansu, China Program, CIDA, 2000-2001.
  • Reformulated Maghreb Regional Institutional Strengthening Project in Climate Change, Environmental Specialist, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, for United Nations Development Program Global Environment Fund (UNDP-GEF), April to July 2000.
  • Team Leader and Local Governance Specialist for Monitoring and Evaluation. Designed and formulated a complete RBM system for municipal /environmental development programs in Haiti and Mali, for United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), August to October 1999, with follow up February to April 2000, and August to September 2000.
  • GRATIS Foundation, Management and Technical Advisor, Ghana Program, CIDA, July to December 1999.
  • Environmental Action Program (ENACT), regulatory, institutional, and legal specialist, for the Jamaica Program, CIDA, September to November 1999 and February to July 2000.
  • Social and Economic Theme Projects in Egypt, Program Monitor with ICB, Egypt Program, CIDA 1998 to 2001.
  • Team leader for production of a participatory sustainable development plan for the residents of Western Northern Benin, for Dutch SNV, June to August 1998.
  • Team leader for production of a field-based sustainable development plan for the residents of the buffer zones of the parks /reserves of Tunisia, for UNDP, May to August 1998.
  • Team leader in planning a comprehensive participatory reform of the Malian judiciary, for CIDA, July to September 1997.
  • Evaluation of the capacity development of the governance of local organizations in six protected forests or national parks of Cameroon, Evaluation Team Leader, for CIDA, March to May 1997.
  • Evaluated and redesigned a watershed protection project in Northern Cameroon, Team Leader, for CARE-Canada, CIDA and GTZ, October and November 1996.
  • Final evaluation of the capacity development of an environmental and local governance project and NGO in Burkina Faso, Evaluation Team Leader, for CIDA and CARE-Canada, June to August 1996.
  • Supported and trained a team of national specialists in drafting the environment law of Benin, Technical Specialist, for UNDP, the United Nations Statistical Office (UNSO) and the World Bank, April to August 1996.
  • Supported and trained a team of Gabonese specialists in drafting the Environmental Impact Assessment Law of Gabon, for the World Bank and United Nations Development Program, March to November 1996.
  • Institutional Development Specialist: sustainable impact assessment of CARE USA's field-driven partnerships in Mali, Haiti, Togo and Madagascar for CARE USA, June 1995 to December 1996.

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