Catherine Currie //
I am an evaluator and organisation development consultant who has been working in the sector of international development for over 15 years. During this time I have engaged with a wide variety of clients (international Non-Governmental Organisations, inter-governmental institutions, private funders, philanthropic foundations, bilateral and multilateral institutions, and UN agencies) across different technical areas including: sustainable energy, gender, rural livelihoods, rural water programming, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and local self-governance.
In the last two years some major highlights for me have been leading the Summative Evaluation of the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme, a flagship programme for the Scottish Government, and delivering the Institutional Support component of the same programme. I also completed the Baseline Assessment of the Communities Association of Armenia for the Council of Europe and successfully led the team which conducted the annual review of program performance across the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australian Government) portfolio. More recently, I was the team leader of WaterAid's DFID Programme Partnership Agreement Final Evaluation 2011-2015.
My approach involves working collaboratively with clients and team members to design methodologies and processes which reflect nuanced understandings of context. To help strengthen capacity, I deliver training, mentoring or coaching in a variety of settings and lead processes that impact on wider organisational change. I strongly prefer tools that focus on empowering individuals and groups to set their own discourse and learning through participatory methods; and as a result, achieve useful responses and strategies.