I’m a private consultant specialised in evaluation and project/programme planning and management. Since 1988, I have conducted about 60 development evaluations in various sectors of development cooperation. I have also been an active trainer and developed evaluation and project management manuals for several agencies, including the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Through working as a development policy adviser in the Ministry, I have also learned about wider perspectives of development cooperation.
Altogether, I find evaluation a fascinating subject: as an evaluator or evaluation manager you may have an important impact on developmental processes, and you learn from each evaluation you participate in. Working in evaluation teams is also fun, as sharing of experiences and learning from each other are part of all evaluations. So, welcome to the world of evaluation!