CID Summer School onMonitoring and Evaluation of International Development Programmes
Trainers' profiles

Pier Giorgio Ardeni, PhD
Pier Giorgio Ardeni
has an extensive experience with poverty assessments and poverty statistics in various countries, as well as with nation-wide household surveys. Pier Giorgio Ardeni is Full Professor of Political Economy and Development Economics at the Department of Economic Sciences, University of Bologna. Prof. Ardeni holds a PhD in international development and an MA in Statistics, and has 20 years of experience as advisor/consultant in developing and transition countries in statistical development and capacity building projects, household surveys, PRSPs and MDG indicator monitoring and evaluation, policy advice. He has been an advisor for the World Bank, for important NGOs like OXFAM, for the Department for International Development (DFID)of the UK Government, for the International Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for several development assistance programmes funded by the European Commission, Eurostat, and Istat, in several countries like: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen. He has also being working as an economic advisor for the European Commission Delegation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is presently President of the Centre for International Development (CID).

Terry Smutylo, MA
Terry Smutylo created the Canadian IDRC‘s Evaluation Unit in 1992, serving as its Director, until his retirement four years ago. He specializes in methods that empower stakeholders, promote learning, and focus on outcomes in project, program, and strategic evaluations. While with IDRC, he led teams that developed several internationally recognized methodologies, including organizational selfassessment and outcome mapping. He has conducted evaluations, provided training, and facilitated organizational development for development organizations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Since leaving IDRC, he has worked as a Special Advisor to IDRC, as a faculty member of Carleton University's International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) and as an independent evaluation consultant. He works in Canada, United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, with civil, governmental, national and international organizations, conducting evaluations, providing training and facilitating organizational development. He holds a Master's degree in African studies from the University of Ghana and an undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Toronto.

Ricardo Wilson-Grau, MA
Ricardo Wilson-Grau is an evaluator and organizational development consultant. His background is focused on the key consultancy competencies of monitoring and evaluation and organisational development and sustainability; extensive knowledge of political, social and economic development challenges rooted in forty years of practice as community development worker, project manager, educator, journalist,
businessman, director, environmentalist, foreign aid advisor, consultant and evaluator. He has been working on the cutting edge of the methods for monitoring and evaluation applied to development like the utilization-focused and the developmental evaluation approach. He has worked for various international networks. and helped obtain diverse achievements in supporting organisational change through the design of innovative solutions to strategic challenges of networks supported by a variety of international funding agencies. His professional experience is over seventy countries and a good ability to work creatively with multi-national groups of people in English, Portuguese and Spanish.