As Managing Director, Evaluation, Ms. MacPherson is responsible for developing and managing the Foundation-wide evaluation function at strategy, Initiative and grant portfolio levels, including the assessment of the impact of the Foundation’s work.
Ms. MacPherson joined the Foundation following 25 years of experience in development evaluation in Asia and Africa with international development organizations, the United Nations, multilateral and bilateral agencies. Most recently she set up and managed IUCN’s Program and Project Evaluation System and Performance Assessment System, served as Special Advisor to the IUCN Director General on Performance Assessment, and has 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). For the past 5 years Nancy has been a member of the teaching faculty at the World Bank’s summer International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET).
Ms. MacPherson holds a master’s degree from Carleton University, Ontario. She has lived and worked in Canada, Africa (Eastern, Southern, West and Central Africa), Asia (India, Pakistan and Afghanistan) and Switzerland.