Lucy has been working with a range of international development organisations – from small community organisations to international NGOs, universities, and donor agencies – across Africa, Asia and the Pacific region for the past 20 years. Early on, her work centred around technical support and project management in microfinance, livelihoods and adult education. Over subsequent years it has included support to organisations tackling challenges to global health, environmental degradation and independent media.
As a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning specialist, Lucy has supported organisations, including VSO, WWF and Comic Relief, to commission and deliver evaluations, reviews and learning studies; develop and review theories of change and MEL frameworks and plans; and design MEL systems, processes and tools including collective learning approaches/mechanisms. In 2018, Lucy began working as a freelance consultant, working with Newcastle University, Article 19, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, the World Health Organisation, Sabin Vaccine Institute and BBC Media Action to undertake a variety of MEL activities, including complex evaluation methodologies – contribution analysis. Now an INTRAC staff member, Lucy continues to support evaluations and MEL systems/frameworks design, while engaging in sector debates around power in development practice. She is particularly interested in how organisations/consortia monitor, evaluate and learn about partnerships; how research institutions are engaging with MEL; and how MEL practitioners can evolve their practice to openly challenge issues of power.
Working with the RNLI on good partnership practice