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Richard Smith

Richard Smith


: Richmond, United Kingdom ( Show location on map)

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: Consultant evaluator


: RDS Consulting Ltd

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About my consultancy services

I enjoy supporting organisations, networks or funding agencies to develop situation-specific approaches to evaluation that encourage participation and innovation, address learning and / or accountability needs and maximise the chances of achieving sustainable results. Learn more:

OM experience

• Trainer, Outcome Harvesting, EU Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions and Development, 2018
• Trainer, Outcome Harvesting (OMLC workshop & open training: 2016, 2017
• Mentor, evaluation of the REDD+SES Initiative, 2016
• Advisor, KPMG East Africa, documenting and analysis of Accountability Tanzania (AcT) programme results: 2014 & 2016
• Trainer, Outcome Harvesting, International Federation of Redcross & Redcrescent Societies
• Evaluator, Global Network for Disaster Reduction
• Lead evaluator, Penal Reform International, Bangkok Rules on women in detention
• Lead evaluator, World Bank, Governance Partnership Facility, Mongolia
• Lead evaluator, Search for Common Ground, The Team Tanzania
• Lead evaluator, Oxfam GB, Chukua Hatua governance programme, Tanzania
• Advisor to Action to Regenerate Community Trust on using Outcome Mapping in project planning
• Advisor to Oxfam GB on monitoring of GROW, Oxfam\'s largest multi-national campaign, with a focus on food justice and climate change:
• Monitoring & Evaluation Researcher: Outcome Mapping applications, adaptations and support needs (client: Overseas Development Institute / Outcome Mapping Learning Community). Published on the OMLC as \'10 years of Outcome Mapping\'
• Evaluator of an international child protection network (client: Oak Foundation)
• Co-author of a peer-reviewed paper for on using Outcome Harvesting in an evaluation of a science-for-development network

Interest in OM

I was first inspired to learn about Outcome Mapping when I was seeking a planning and evaluation framework that made sense for an international voluntary network providing capacity development and advocacy services. Through this interest I:

- Influenced a bilateral donor to use Outcome Harvesting to evaluate a multi-donor programme planned and monitored using a logical framework, then led the programme’s participation in the evaluation and negotiation with the evaluators

- Developed a global and regional level strategy using Outcome Mapping

- Presented the \'10 Years of Outcome Mapping\' study at the OM Lab 2012

- Explored the use of OM with complementary approaches in various evaluations in Africa and Asia (see OM experience)


Outcome Harvesting; project / programme design & evaluation; M&E research; M&E mentoring and training; network strategies and organisational development.

Expertise: agriculture, biodiversity and climate change; governance; CSO capacity development.

Member since

: Wednesday 05 October 2011

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