Thurstan is a Senior Consultant with IMC’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team, with 11 years’ sectoral experience. Prior to joining IMC in 2016 he worked within a variety of top tier academic (University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership), non-profit (Prince of Wales Business & the Environment Programme, The Climate Group) and corporate settings (IDEAcarbon). He has extensive knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), climate change KPIs, energy access, climate policy, carbon trading, low carbon technologies, sustainable business and corporate social responsibility.
At IMC, Thurstan has undertaken a range of M&E roles, including: Team Leader of the Monitoring work stream for the multi-million Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) of the UK Government’s International Climate Finance; M&E climate specialist for DFID’s Commercial Agriculture Portfolio Review; M&E climate specialist for EBRD’s Evaluation and Learning Activity on integrating gender considerations into climate resilience policy and investment planning in Tajikistan; and evaluator for IMC’s macro-evaluation of DFID’s Africa Regional Department. Thurstan also provided value for money and M&E support to DFID’s Evidence and Learning Facility in South Sudan and has performed literature reviews for the FCO on i) green finance and gender and ii) security and justice in Nigeria. He also led an internal working group to improve VfM at IMC and leads the MEL team’s strategy development and financial modelling.
Thurstan has travelled widely across Africa, Asia and Central and South America and has worked in Uganda, Tajikistan, USA, Austria, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.