Vera first joined INTRAC’s team in 2011. With a specialism in Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment she has experience managing M&E units at different organisational levels, mainly for policy-influencing and community development initiatives – at NGO field and project offices, global headquarters, in bilateral cooperation and with public-private partnerships, in the UK and various developing countries. From 2013 to 2017, Vera was M&E Coordinator and Advisor to the PwC-managed Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) in London.
Currently based in Laos, Southeast Asia, Vera has been working on the development of M&E systems, impact assessments and baseline studies with GIZ, Oxfam, Plan International and others in the region, with a particular focus on climate change and local economic development. Vera is particularly interested in learning- and collaboration-focussed approaches to evaluation, mixed methods for impact evaluation, and is committed to nurturing others’ evaluative thinking and capacity in her work. At the moment, Vera works as M&E advisor with GIZ’s BMZ-funded Land Rights Programme in Laos.
Having completed her first degree in Politics in Germany and France, Vera holds an MSc in Global Civil Society from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Graduate Certificate in Evaluation from the University of Melbourne.
Monitoring and evaluation system for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Impact study of GIZ’s Northern Uplands Integrated Rural Development Project (NU-IRDP) in Laos