Sarah is an INTRAC Consultant specialising in monitoring, evaluation and research. She has over seven years’ experience in designing and delivering evaluations and research studies using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods. She has conducted evaluations of multi-country programmes in sectors including health and human rights, civil society sustainability, and sports for development. Sarah also conducts research on INTRAC’s strategic themes and has played a central role in the organisation’s work on civil society sustainability, partnership and exit. This has involved providing capacity building support to organisations, facilitating learning events and webinars, and writing reports and publications.
Since joining INTRAC, Sarah has also coordinated multi-country programmes. These include the Building Sustainability of the Step by Step Network programme, which provided capacity building support to 19 NGOs to increase their organisational and financial sustainability (funded by the Open Societies Foundations), and a DFID-funded programme piloting beneficiary feedback mechanisms with organisations implementing maternal and child health projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Prior to joining INTRAC Sarah worked at Plan International UK as Report Assistant for the 2013 State of the World’s Girls Report ‘In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters’ and as Research Consultant for the 2014 Zed Books publication ‘Feminism and Men’ by Nikki van der Gaag. She has a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and International Development with Distinction and a BA in Human Geography with First Class Honours from the University of Sheffield.
The Development Alternative
Using beneficiary feedback to improve development programmes
Action learning set on exit strategies
Longitudinal Evaluation of EveryChild’s Responsible Exit Process
The Development Alternative – shifting the power to youth civil society
What can international NGOs do to increase the sustainability of interventions?