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Ann Braun

Ann Braun


: Nelson, New Zealand ( Show location on map)

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: Independent Consultant

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About Ann Braun

I have more than 15 yrs of experience in monitoring, evaluation & impact assessment in the context of international development and in supporting organisations to extend their capabilities in M&E. This includes several years serving as an evaluation advisor in the New Zealand Aid Programme and as the Senior Senior M&E Specialist for the Laos Australia Development Learning Facility. I've worked in a diversity of sectors (agriculture, natural resource management, livelihoods, health, microfinance, UXO Action, law and justice) in Asia, the Pacific, S and C America, N and E Africa and the Caucasus. Other relevant experience includes leading the Participatory Research Methods Program at the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture and working as a facilitator and trainer for the CGIAR Systemwide Program on Participatory Research and Gender Analysis. I've also worked with community research groups in SE Asia and Latin America and with organisations supporting these. I've trained in Principles-focused Evaluation, Data Visualisation, Evaluation of Humanitarian Action, Most Significant Change Technique, People-Centered Programme Logic, Performance Stories and Contribution Analysis and Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Systems. I've also completed several courses at the Evaluator’s Institute and actively cultivate deeper levels of attention and awareness on an ongoing basis. I have a PhD in Ecology from the University of California, fluency in English and Spanish, a working knowledge of Portuguese and basic Bahasa Indonesia.

Interest in OM

I help tailor M&E systems to organizational needs. Outcome Mapping is one of the primary elements for this process in many of the organisations I work with. A great value of Outcome Mapping is its usefulness in complex situations and compatibility with the emerging practices of developmental evaluation.


Services & Competencies include:

1) Evaluation of national and international development initiatives:
Developmental, formative and summative evaluation
Participatory, mixed-methods & gender-sensitive approaches
NVivo for analysis of qualitative data (including Outcome Journal application)

2) M&E support: advice, mentoring, coaching & facilitation
Advice on development of monitoring frameworks, plans & tools
Peer review of M&E products

3) Training workshops tailored to specific organisational needs including:
Basics & Principles of M&E
Taking Stock of your M&E System
An Introduction to Program Logic & Theories of Change
An Introduction to Outcome Mapping

4) Help desk: desk research to support program design, review & evaluation

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