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Maria Emilia Accioli Nobre Bretan

Maria Emilia Accioli Nobre Bretan


: São Paulo, Brazil ( Show location on map)

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: Independent Consultant


: IICRD Associate/ The World Bank (consultant)

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About my consultancy services

My consultancy services include planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects, programs and policies for national and international organisations (governmental and non-governmental). My work has an emphasis on monitoring and evaluation of complex interventions and, where possible, using participatory methodologies. I am also a qualitative researcher with field experience with populations in vulnerable situations, as well as in data analysis. I offer strategic planning workshops and trainings to empower local organizations in M&E and OM. Based in São Paulo, Brazil, I have a particular interest in working in southern and eastern countries of Africa, in Portuguese-speaking African countries, Latin America and the Caribbean and in projects for South-South cooperation. My previous experiences as a consultant and researcher in development programs include - UNHCR - I managed a participatory evaluation of a community solar lights project in a refugee settlement in Uganda, training and engaging refugees in data-collection (survey) and community data-analysis (2016); - The World Bank (IBRD), DC - independent evaluation of an international Organizational Knowledge Sharing Program using Outcome Harvesting (2016) - The World Bank (IBRD), Brasil - M&E of a technical assistance focused on drought preparedness and resilience to climate change - Plan International - Because I am a Girl Research - UNDP/ Ministry of Justice, Brazil as well as evaluation services for international and brazilian firms.

OM experience

I was trained and applied OM for the first time in monitoring the Child Protection Partnership, an initiative funded by the Government of Canada (former CIDA) and executed by IICRD ( that focused on multi-sector partnership to protection of children and adolescents from ICT enabled sexual exploitation .
Later, I evaluated the first 6 years of activity of the Group of Dialogue University-Jail-Community (GDUCC), a community outreach intervention in prison (Law School - USP) that I had co-founded and co -coordinated for 4 years. This evaluation was published as a book chapter in 2014.
Currently, I use OM and Outcome Harvesting integrated with Capacity Development Results Framework (a pilot framework developed by the former World Bank Institute) to monitor and evaluate a program of technical assistance of the World Bank focused on drought preparedness and resilience to climate change in Brazil. This work has been presented in 3 international conferences/workshop (Climate-eval 2014, RELAC Lima 2015 and OM Lab 2014) and was published as a book chapter in 2016.
I also applied OH to evaluate an Organizational Knowledge Sharing program for the World Bank (DC HQ) in 2016.
Delivered an OM and OH workshop for an international NGO in Brazil (2015)
and assisted Ricardo Wilson-Grau in delivering an OH workshop for the 2015 Brazilian M&E Network Conference.

Interest in OM

Among other qualities, Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting are excellent methodologies for planning, monitoring and evaluation of complex initiatives, also referred as "difficult to assess". OM fits also very well into community based initiatives, and is very friendly to be used with all ranges of public (including children).


- Excellent written and spoken communication in Portuguese (mother tongue), English and Spanish with various audiences, including adaptation of language and technical content for the general population.
- Interdisciplinary experience, training and perspective (have worked and studied with social workers, social scientists, anthropologists, educators and psychologists).
- Participatory and qualitative methodologies (interviews, focus groups, questionnaires) with various audiences, including people in vulnerable situation and high-level personnel/officers.
- Training and Facilitation: design, organization and facilitation of trainings, workshops and seminars.
- Theory of Change and evaluation matrix design
- Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting (and integration of these methodologies with other approaches to M & E).

Academic training and research:
- BA, MSc and PhD in law (University of Sao Paulo - USP); these last 2 titles were obtained with interdisciplinary researches focused in child rights and criminology.
- Eight years of experience in research, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of national and international projects on children's rights, prison, justice system and, more recently, drought management and resilience to climate change. I have consulted in these areas for UNDP, Plan International, IICRD and the World Bank.

My experiences also include teaching for 8 years in public and private colleges (law schools and universities), training at undergraduate and graduate level of law students and professionals (social workers, psychologists etc), and training of civil society in child rights and criminology)/

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