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Nancy MacPherson was the Managing Director for Evaluation at the Rockefeller Foundation where she served in that role from 2008-2017 managing the Foundation-wide evaluation. Prior to 2008, she worked in Asia and Africa with international development organizations, the United Nations, multilateral and bilateral agencies.  She set up and managed IUCN’s Program Evaluation System and Performance Assessment System and served as Special Advisor to the IUCN Director General. She has also played a key role in the establishment and nurturing of a number of global and regional development evaluation professional associations, and networks, notably, the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA). Nancy was a member of the teaching faculty at the World Bank’s summer International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) from 2001-2011. Ms. MacPherson holds a master’s degree from Carleton University, Ontario. She has lived and worked in Canada, Africa, Asia, Switzerland and the United States. She is the recipient of the 2015 American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Enhancing the Public Good Award, presented to an individual whose evaluation work has substantially contributed to the public good. She is currently working on a special initiative on resilience measurement for the Foundation.


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Stanford Social Innovation Review

Investing in Development That Works
Development that Works

Evaluating Climate Change and Development
World Bank Series on Development