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Headed by a director, OED has around 30 staff members, including professional evaluators/evaluation managers, as well as communications, research and administrative support staff. OED also works with external evaluators to evaluate FAO’s work in different parts of the world.

DIRECTOR

IGARASHI Masahiro

Director

Dr Masahiro Igarashi is an evaluation expert with more than 25 years of experience in development evaluation, economic analysis, organizational reform and policy development, and result-based management. He is currently serving as the Director of OED and has led the reform process of FAO’s evaluation function to enhance the quality of its evaluations and their utility to stakeholders. Before joining FAO, he served as Evaluation Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme, having led a number of evaluations and developed country programme evaluation methodology. Prior to this, he served as Programme Management Officer and Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development, where he coordinated the organization’s work programme, led the development of results-based management system, and conducted economic analyses of trade system for development. He holds a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Queen’s in Canada and a master’s degree in socio-economic planning from the University of Tsukuba in Japan.

EVALUATORS/EVALUATION MANAGERS

COSSEE Olivier

Senior Evaluation Officer

Olivier Cossée is an agronomist with 28 years of experience in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of emergency and development assistance. He has worked in various management capacities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Mauritania. After working for OED in the early 2000s, when he specialized in the evaluation of emergency responses, he joined the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office and conducted a series of important evaluations until 2015, when he returned to OED. He holds a master’s degree in tropical agronomy from the Centre National d’Études Agronomiques des Régions Chaudes in Montpellier, France, and speaks fluent English and French, as well as conversational Farsi (Persian).

TARAZONA Carlos

Senior Evaluation Officer

Carlos Tarazona is an evaluation specialist with more than 15 years of experience in the evaluation of agricultural and rural development programmes. He is currently Evaluation Officer at OED, where he is responsible for coordinating selected thematic and country evaluations. Before joining OED, Carlos served as Evaluation Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency and managed the Independent External Evaluation of FAO. Carlos holds a master’s degree in international agriculture from Reading University in the United Kingdom and Larenstein University in the Netherlands, and in 2008 he completed economic studies at the distance learning programme of the Université Pierre Mendes, France. He received training in development evaluation from the Carleton University, Canada. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and has a good command of Italian and French.

BAYRYYEV Serdar 

Senior Evaluation Officer

Serdar Bayryyev is an evaluation expert with more than 20 years of experience in development evaluation, results based management, crisis prevention and recovery, governance and public sector management. Before joining FAO, he worked for UNDP, UNFPA and the World Bank Group. As an Evaluation Specialist at the United Nations Development Programme, he supported formulation of the revised UNDP Evaluation Policy, design of the evaluation quality assurance system and implementation of corporate strategy for strengthening country-level evaluation capacities. Prior to this, he served as Coordinator of Monitoring and Evaluation, leading and managing thematic evaluations of UNDP’s crisis prevention and recovery interventions, and after-action reviews of emergency responses. He holds a Masters’ degree in international economics from the Ukrainian Institute of International Relations and International Law, and speaks fluent English and Russian.

BELLI Luisa

Evaluation Officer

Luisa Belli is an evaluation expert, with a background in tropical and subtropical agriculture and rural sociology. She has more than 15 years of experience in the management, monitoring and evaluation of development programs, out of which 10 were spent in evaluations. She is currently serving as coordinator of project evaluations for OED, where she is responsible for coordinating the planning, monitoring and implementation of project evaluations. She is also leading the FAO Myanmar country programme evaluation. Before joining OED, she worked as rural sociologist in several FAO and NGO-led participatory development projects. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.

BRUNO Marta

Knowledge Management and Evaluation Officer

Marta Bruno joined FAO in 2011 and has been serving as the Knowledge Management and Evaluation Officer in OED since 2012. Prior to joining OED, she worked in a programme that supported the mainstreaming of sustainable livelihoods approaches and framework in FAO and the emergency response and rehabilitation division, focusing on mainstreaming risk reduction and management into the humanitarian and development work of FAO. Her current evaluation work focuses mainly on countries in protracted crisis and FAO’s resilience framework and implementation at the country level. She also coordinates the knowledge management and communications team in OED. Before joining FAO, she ran a consultancy company called Social and Economic Research Associates – working with bilateral donors, international financial institutions, the UN and large international NGOs. Her areas of expertise include sustainable livelihoods analysis and evaluations, project design, participatory rural appraisal, involvement of communities and local level institutions in project and programme design and management. She studied history and human geography in Cambridge, the United Kingdom, specializing in the former Soviet Union and gender. She then worked as a researcher and lecturer in two centres for Russian and East European Studies at the Birmingham and Wolverhampton Universities in the United Kingdom. She is fluent in French, Italian, Russian and English.

YABUKI Nanae

Evaluation Officer

Nanae Yabuki is an economist with more than 20 years of experience in sector analysis, strategy formulation and policy advice and nine years of field experience. She has research and publication experience ranging from international trade, commodity markets to rural-urban linkages. She currently is serving as Evaluation Officer for OED, where she leads and manages thematic and country programme evaluations. Before joining FAO, she led a team working on sustainable development and climate finance at the World Bank where she received the Sustainable Development Vice President Team Award. She studied economics at Yale Graduate School. She also holds a master’s degree in financial management from the University of London (SOAS) and is a Master of Laws in international laws from the University of London (UCL/Queen Mary). She speaks fluent English and Japanese and conversational French and Spanish.

KHALID Arwa

Evaluation Officer

Arwa Khalid is a veterinarian with more than 20 years of experience in animal health, management of agricultural knowledge systems, livelihood and food security/food aid, evaluation and coordination. She currently is serving as Evaluation Officer in OED, where she is responsible for project evaluations and the evaluation of FAO’s technical cooperation programme in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is revered for applying her practical experience in the fields of livestock and agriculture interventions to evaluations. She is co-author of a peer-reviewed article entitled Assessing the Long-term Impact of Farmer Field Schools on Farmers' Knowledge Attitude, Practice and Empowerment. Before joining FAO, she served as extension officer for GTZ, where she contributed to the liaison between the programme management and the field, especially local government staff and farmers groups. She holds a master’s degree from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She speaks fluent Arabic, English and Dutch.

LARMOYER Aurélie

Evaluation Officer

Aurélie Larmoyer is an international development programme evaluation specialist with over 15 years of experience in delivering and evaluating aid programmes. She has been an evaluator since 2004, first with WFP, where she developed the first evaluation quality assurance system, then with FAO and the IAEA. She joined OED in June 2017 where she leads and manages evaluations focused on corporate strategies and country-level work; and launches a community of practice to build national evaluation capacities in agriculture, food security and rural development. Aurélie had previously managed humanitarian and development programmes for international NGOs in Asia and Africa; and contributed to building WFP’s capacities in emergency food security needs assessment. She holds a master’s degree in international development and cooperation from La Sorbonne in Paris, France, and has attended various professional training programmes on evaluation. She is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Italian.

AWABDEH Omar

Evaluation Officer

Omar Awabdeh is an evaluation specialist with more than 10 years of experience in development evaluations, capacity development and policy support. He currently is serving as Evaluation Officer in OED, where he is responsible for designing and managing project/programme evaluations. He is a member of the Evaluation Management Group of the Independent System-wide Evaluation of the contribution of the United Nations development system to strengthening national capacities for data collection and statistical analyses to support the achievement of the MDGs. Before joining OED, Mr Awabdeh served as Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where he conducted a large number of evaluations and designed monitoring frameworks. At UNDP, he contributed to the UNDP corporate handbook on planning, monitoring and evaluation published in 2010 and supported the first national monitoring and evaluation policy in Iraq in 2012. He holds a master’s degree in management from New York Institute of Technology. He speaks fluent English and Arabic.

BONOMI Genny

Evaluation Officer

Genny Bonomi is an economist with over seven years work experience in evaluation. She currently serves as an evaluation officer for OED, where she is responsible for conducting Country Programme Evaluations. Before joining FAO, she served as Policy Analyst at the OECD’s Directorate for Development Cooperation, where she participated in peer-reviews of DAC members including AusAID and the Italian Cooperation. She has a doctorate degree from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, during which she also benefited from visiting exchanges at the School for African and Oriental Studies in London, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America in Santiago, Chile, and the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She speaks fluent English, French and Italian.

SOLAL-CELIGNY Amelie

Evaluation Officer

Amelie Solal-Celigny has more than 10 years of work experience in food security analysis, nutrition assessment, monitoring and evaluation, mostly with UN organizations (FAO, WFP, IFAD). She is currently serving as Evaluation Officer in OED, where she carries out country programme evaluations. Before joining OED, she served as M&E Officer in FAO Regional Office for Africa, where she developed the regional M&E network and participated in the development of M&E systems for country programming frameworks and their alignment with FAO strategic objectives and regional initiatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and statistics from Paris Dauphine University and a master’s degree in sustainable rural development from Paris Orsay University. She speaks fluent French, English, Spanish and Italian.

GARCIA Harvey

Evaluation Officer

Harvey John Garcia has more than 11 years of experience in agricultural and biodiversity research, project implementation and monitoring and evaluation. He is currently serving as an Evaluation Officer in OED, where he conducts thematic, programme and project evaluations. Before joining OED, he served as the Lead M&E, Quality Programming and Accountability to Affected Populations Officer in the FAO’s Typhoon Haiyan L3 response. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Scientist for the International Rice Research Institute in The Philippines and as a Technical Officer for UNIDO in Kenya where he co-implemented a five-year, nine-country project in sub-Saharan Africa. He has authored several scientific and development peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of biodiversity research and development. He holds a master’s degree in natural resource management from the University of The Philippines, certificates from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and international leadership certificates from three US-based non-profits.

MOLLOY Eoghan

Associate Evaluation Officer

Eoghan Molloy is currently serving as Evaluation Officer for OED, where he participates in the management of project, thematic and strategic evaluations. He has previously worked with the Africa Desk of the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, contributing to the production of the African Economic Outlook. Mr Molloy is an experienced horticulturalist and has regional experience working in Asia and Africa. He holds a joint master’s degree in development practice from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, and a bachelor’s degree in civil law (BCL) from University College Dublin, Ireland.

OULD ABDALLAHI, Ahmedou

Evaluation Officer

Ahmedou Ould Abdallahi is a development practitioner with more than six years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, financial analysis, and project design and management. He currently is serving as an Associate Evaluation Officer in OED, where he is responsible for managing project evaluations, contributing to country programme evaluations as well as thematic and strategic evaluations. Before joining FAO, he worked at the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, where he was responsible for evaluating the Bank’s private sector interventions across member countries. Before that, he worked in a financial advisory firm, based in Johannesburg, evaluating and restructuring state-owned enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also worked for a couple of years in the Department of External Financing at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Mauritania. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from New York University and a master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris. He speaks fluent Arabic, English and French.

MANSOUR MENDES Veridiana

Evaluation Officer

Veridiana Mansour Mendes has more than eight years of experience in applied social research, policy analysis, and M&E. She is currently serving as Evaluation Officer for OED, where she manages project evaluations and participates in the conduction of strategic and thematic evaluations such as the evaluations of FAO’s Strategic Objectives 1 and 3, and FAO’s work towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. Before joining OED, Veridiana carried out several researches and programme/project evaluations aimed at informing governments, multilateral organizations, international financial institutions and civil society organizations. She has also supported the implementation of monitoring systems for tracking progress of social policies in Brazil. Social policy, political economy and human rights are her main areas of knowledge. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Edinburgh and a bachelor’s degree in law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. She speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.

KHAN Mikal

 

Evaluation consultant

 

Mikal Khan is a development economist with more than six years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of development programs, impact assessment and poverty measurement. He is currently serving as evaluation consultant in OED, where he conducts country programme evaluations and contributes to strategic evaluations. Prior to joining OED, he served as monitoring and evaluation specialist and economist with several organizations including UN agencies (FAO, IFAD, WFP), the European Investment Bank and national NGOs in over 10 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Kent and a master’s degree in development studies from the University of Rome, where he was awarded for his thesis on multidimensional poverty measurement. He completed graduate studies in environmental and development economics at the London School of Economics. He is a native speaker of English and Italian and has working knowledge of French and Spanish.

KOJOYAN Seda

 

Evaluation consultant

 

Seda Kojoyan is a passionate advocate for evaluation, organizational learning, and transparency. She has more than five years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of development programs. She is currently serving as Evaluation Specialist for the OED, where she manages project evaluations, particularly relating to the Global Environment Facility. Prior to this, she was a Program Officer in the independent evaluation unit of the Global Fund in Geneva, Switzerland. She managed thematic and strategic evaluations, on crosscutting topics such as technical support partnerships, challenging operating environments, regional programs, and gender, and regularly reported to the Board and governance committee. 
She is a trained project manager and has consulted, and conducted research internationally for a number of non-governmental organizations (most recently a study in Southeast Asia on mercury use in gold mining).
Ms. Kojoyan holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and has graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. She speaks fluent English, Armenian, Russian and French, and conversational Spanish.

RESEARCH STAFF

DUAH Maame

Evaluation Analyst

Maame Duah is an urban and rural development specialist with an extensive  experience in development evaluation, land-use planning and local economic development. She joined OED in 2015, and serves as an Evaluation Analyst, where she supports in the design and management of programme evaluations. Her current evaluations mainly focus on FAO’s work on increasing resilience of livelihoods to threats and crisis. She is also supporting in the launch and management of the FAO/IFAD/WFP-led community of practice, which aims at building national evaluation capacities in  agriculture, food security and rural development. Prior to joining OED, she worked with the FAO Office of Strategy and Planning, where she conducted research and policy analysis for the preparation of the FAO Reviewed Medium Term Plan 2014-17 and 2016-2017 Programme of Work and Budget. She has previously worked with Regeneris Consulting Limited, based in London and with the Ghana National Development Planning Commission. She holds a master’s degree in urban economic development from the University College of London (UCL) and a bachelor’s degree in human settlement planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

HOLST Sara

Project Evaluation Manager and Evaluation Associate

Sara Holst is an economist with more than five years of work experience in evaluation, project management and rural development. She currently is serving as Project Evaluation Manager and Evaluation Associate in OED, where she where she is responsible for designing, managing and conducting project evaluations and contributes to a number of thematic and country programme evaluations. She also has experience in operations, programme design and business development. Before joining FAO, she served as grant officer for Clock Tower International Limited where she contributed to the design and funding strategy of a social enterprise project in Tanzania. Previously, she worked as Technical Advisor for an Italian NGO in Guinea Bissau to strengthen the capacity of farmers’ associations and agriculture cooperatives. Lately, Sara has been participating in many evaluations, including the Evaluation of FAO’s Contribution to the Conservation and Sustainable use of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the West Bank and Gaza Strip resilience programme evaluation, and the Cameroon and Guinea Conakry Country Programme Evaluations. She has also been managing several project’s evaluations in the African region. Sara is a Magna cum Laude from La Sapienza University, where she got her master’s degree in global economy and governance. She speaks fluent English, French and Italian and conversational Spanish.

MONFORTE Lavinia

Evaluation Analyst

Lavinia Monforte is currently an evaluation analyst in OED where she is supporting mainly project and programme evaluations. Before joining OED, she worked as researcher at CURSA, an Italian consortium of universities for socioeconomic and e environment research and as analyst in the Forestry Department of FAO, where she supported the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) and the Mountain and Watershed Management teams. She is a graduate of Economics for International Development and she’s is currently in her final year of postgraduate studies in Economics and Statistics for Social and Environmental Research at the Rome University – Federico Caffè. Lavinia is fluent in English and Spanish.

TALAEE Tala

Evaluation Analyst

Tala Talaee is a sociologist, with particular interest in participatory development in local, national and international contexts. At OED, she currently serves as Associate Evaluation Manager for the country programme evaluations of Niger and Côte d’Ivoire. Her experience includes a range of research methods that provide actionable insights for social programming, including policy analysis, qualitative field research on development programmes, and case studies on the use of information and communication technologies to foster social change. Before joining OED, she served as Researcher and Case Writer for a non-profit in New York City, where she authored case studies on innovative social programmes, contributed to a growing library of case studies and provided methodological guidance for researchers. She holds a master’s degree in sociology from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, and speaks fluent English and French, and conversational Farsi.

LAPPO Alena

Evaluation Analyst

Alena Lappo is an economics and business management specialist with four years of experience in financial and economic analysis, economic research and data analysis. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications on topics of global and regional food security, consumer trends and management of fisheries. She is currently serving as an Evaluation Analyst for OED, where she contributes to programme and project evaluations. Prior to joining OED, she worked on a joint project between the FAO Technical Cooperation Department and the IFAD Strategic Knowledge Department, conducting future-oriented analyses and supporting the development of IFAD’s Strategic Framework for 2016-2025. Previously, Ms Lappo worked in FAO’s Fisheries Department conducting an economic analysis of global and regional food demand and supply up to 2030 and in the Norwegian Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration, preparing a financial analysis of production in North Atlantic and Portuguese fisheries. In addition, she has over six years of experience in management consulting and other managerial roles in the private sector. Ms Lappo holds a Master’s degree in international business management from the Europe Business School. She speaks fluent English and Russian and conversational Spanish and Italian.

MÓZ CHRISTOFOLETTI Maria Alice 

Evaluation Analyst

Maria Alice Móz Christofoletti is an economist with more than five years of experience in economic/econometric analysis, mainly in agriculture and environmental issues. Before joining OED as an Evaluation Analyst, she worked as a consultant in Brazil covering different areas – competition, regulation, trade defense, arbitration and agricultural market and sectoral analysis. Previously, she was a Visiting Researcher at the Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics Department of the University of Manitoba, Canada. She is a Magna Cum Laude from Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (University of Sao Paulo), Brazil. She holds a master’s degree in applied economics and is a doctoral candidate in Economics at the same university. In 2010, she was awarded the BM&F Agro-Industrial Development by the BM&FBOVESPA (Brazilian Stock Exchange). She speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.

ZGAMBO Olive

Evaluation Analyst

 

 

COMMUNICATION STAFF

BOTTAMEDI Federica

Communication Associate/Evaluation Analyst

Federica Bottamedi joined OED in September 2013 as an evaluation analyst. She has supported a number of evaluations, including the mid-term evaluation of the EU-funded Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction programme, the Independent Review of FAO Governance Reform, the International Plant Protection Convention secretariat enhancement evaluation, the country programme evaluations of several Caribbean countries and the evaluation of the triennial programme (2013-2016) in response to the locust crises in Madagascar. She was a member of the joint organizing committee for the global technical seminar on enhancing the evaluability of SDG2 held in November 2015 in Rome and has supported the production of a video documentary on the Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to climate change adaptation and mitigation. She holds a master’s degree in international relations and diplomacy from the University of Trieste, Italy and a master’s degree in European international relations and diplomacy from the College of Europe, Belgium. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT STAFF

MONNICHON Nadine

Programme Assistant

PRODAN Irina

Programme Assistant

JAFF Sarah

Programme Assistant

Sarah Jaff is an operations assistant with more than 20 years of work experience in the management of emergency and development operations. This includes planning and implementation with government, NGOs and FAO. She currently is serving as an Administrative Assistant for OED, where she is responsible for managing the operational and logistic support for evaluations as well as contributing to the management of OED’s data and reporting systems and website. Before joining FAO, Ms Jaff served as a project manager responsible for the implementation of psycho-social programs for women affected by war in northern Iraq. Sarah is fluent in Kurdish, Arabic and English.

CORREDOIRA Martin

Programme Assistant

Martin Corredoira is an administrative assistant with more than five years of experience in administration. He currently is serving as Administrative Assistant for OED, where he is responsible for assisting with staff hires, travels, purchase orders, website maintenance and other administrative tasks. He also has experience in documents redaction, editing, translation and proofreading in English and Spanish. Before joining FAO, he served as Project Assistant for Casa Argentina, the cultural section of the Argentinian Embassy in Rome, where in collaboration with the Chancellor Librarian, he led a refurbishment project for digitalizing and reorganizing the volumes of Casa Argentina’s library. He speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Karbic Borka

Office Assistant