Sarah has a PhD in Biological Anthropology from Cambridge University and 16 years’ experience of working as a researcher, programme manager and consultant in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Sarah previously worked for INTRAC as a principal consultant for Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment. Prior to joining INTRAC, she worked for CARE in Bangladesh as lead adviser for the CARE Bangladesh Livelihoods Monitoring Unit, and as the manager of a programme of advisory support services for DFID’s Policy Division. She has spent the past ten years as an independent consultant working for a range of international and local NGOs and civil society organisations.
Recent consultancies have included:
- Developing a technical brief for CARE Bangladesh to summarise the organisation’s learning from a portfolio of projects working in rural communities to promote graduation out of extreme poverty;
- Conducting an evaluation of CARE Australia’s programming to promote the economicempowerment of women from ethnic minority groups in Vietnam and Cambodia;
- Supporting Mercy Corp Liberia in the analysis and write-up of a quantitative survey exploring youth livelihoods across a range of urban, peri-urban and rural locations in Liberia;
- Providing capacity-building support to WWF Kenya for developing a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework for a community-based natural resource management project;
- Supporting CARE DRC and the IRC in the design and implementation of action research exploring the gender dynamics of women’s participation in a large-scale programme for strengthening local governance.
Sarah’s areas of expertise include:
- Programme design, monitoring and evaluation
- Participatory approaches for impact measurement
- Organisational learning
- Capacity-building and training in quantitative and qualitative social research methods
- Rural livelihoods and community-based natural resource management programming
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment