Summer Programme on
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Complex Development Programmes
Our instructors

Pier Giorgio Ardeni
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 a 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 more than twenty 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. 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 Swedish 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).

Ray C. Rist
Ray C. Rist is one of the creators and co-directors of IPDET and current president of IDEAS. Retired from the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank, Dr. Rist continues to advise organizations and national governments throughout the world on how to design and build results-based M&E systems. His career includes 15 years in the U.S. Government with senior appointments in both the executive and legislative branches. He has held professorships at Johns Hopkins, Cornell, and George Washington Universities and been a Fulbright Fellow at the Max Planck Institute. He has authored or edited 26 books, written more than 140 articles, and lectured in more than 75 countries. Dr. Rist serves on the editorial boards of nine professional journals and chairs an international working group that collaborates on research related to evaluation and governance

Terry Smutylo
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.

Susan D. Tamondong
Susan Tamondong has more than twenty years of professional experience in international development work globally with strong focus on impact evaluation, social development/social safeguards and poverty reduction. Combines research and analytical ability with effective managerial and communication skills. Extensive experience in training, evaluation, social sectors and public awareness programs. Proven leadership and ability to work effectively in complex situations and diverse cultures. Broad professional experience working with multinational organizations, including United Nations, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Australian Aid for International Development, Millenium Challenge Corporation, international consulting companies (Leading Edge Group, Harza, Dames and Moore, SWECO, Citadel Corp, Abt Associates, Sterling Finance) and private corporations (Mobil Oil/Exxon, AsiaTrust), Governments (Norway,Vietnam,Philippines, Malawi,etc.), NGOs and the academia. Currently a freelance international consultant based in the Philippines. Publications at Oxford University Press, Berghahn Books,UN, ADB, etc. available on request. Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, International Development Department, University of Oxford.

Ricardo Wilson-Grau
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.