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Becca Smith

Principal Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Research and evaluation specialist with over 11 years of international development experience, with expertise in social development, evidence generation and uptake.

Becca has extensive experience in monitoring, evaluation and research with a specialisation in gender and development issues.

She has led the design and implementation of studies in Ethiopia, Nepal, Morocco and Bangladesh and brings expertise in generating and using learnings to strengthen evidence-based policy and practice.

Prior to joining IMC, Becca worked as an independent consultant, providing a range of technical advisory services including, developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and theories of change, evaluating programming to end child marriage, advising on gender mainstreaming and conducting research on agricultural labour conditions.

She has a strong interest in the application of digital research technologies and in participatory methods that enhance the voices of vulnerable and marginalised populations. Becca has helped pioneer the use of new methods for this such as, SenseMaker.

Becca also led on monitoring, learning and results for Girl Hub, Ethiopia between 2012-2015, where she oversaw a robust country-level strategy for evidence generation.

She previously worked on programme management with the Women’s Rights and Citizenship initiative at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Becca has also worked on community development programming in Zambia and as a gender equality policy officer with the former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in Canada.

Qualifications

  • PGCert in Data Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

  • M.A. International Affairs, Carleton University, Canada

  • B.A.(Hons) Development Studies and History, Queen’s University, Canada