Neil is a writer and international developing consultant. He specialises in planning, monitoring, and evaluation, and has extensive experience of M&E methods, both quantitative and qualitative. He has a particular interest in generative techniques including scenario analysis and outcome mapping.
He led evaluations of major donor-funded programmes, including of the DFID Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA) and Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) between 2012 and 2016. Other clients have included Amnesty International, Chatham House, Care, Child Helpline International, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, International, the EU, Oak Foundation, Save the Children, SIDA, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the UK Foreign Office.
Prior to becoming a consultant in 2002, he worked for Save the Children and Oxfam. He holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh.