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Shawna Hoffman

Director, Measurement & Program Performance, Organizational Performance, The Rockefeller Foundation

Shawna Hoffman joined The Rockefeller Foundation in early 2016.  As a member of the Organizational Performance office, she works with staff, grantees, and partners to assess the Foundation’s programmatic work, capture lessons about what works and contribute to the global evidence base for resilience and inclusive economies.

Passionate about using data and evidence for social good, Shawna has experience supporting monitoring and evaluation within various government, bi/multilateral and non-governmental organizations, including the Canadian International Development Agency (now Global Affairs Canada) and World Food Programme. Immediately prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation team, Shawna worked at The MasterCard Foundation, where she supported monitoring, evaluation, and strategic learning for a large portfolio of complex programs across Africa.

Shawna holds a B.A. in Political Studies from Queen’s University and a Masters of International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

Authored Content

  • Dec 18 2019
    Blog Post Power for the Planet, Power for Pathways Out of Poverty As world leaders gathered last week at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid to debate greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and discuss climate action plans, The Rockefeller Foundation and Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, were building the first of 10,000 renewable-powered mini-grids. Through their new enterprise, TP Renewable Microgrid (TPRMG), 25 […]
  • Apr 30 2018
    Blog Post Is Improved Evidence the Next Big Priority for Impact Investing? The term impact investing was coined just over ten years ago at The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy. At the time, the Foundation recognized a staggering gap between global development funding needs and the resources that were available. In fact, global philanthropic funds, even when combined with the development or aid budgets of governments, […]
  • Jan 11 2018
    Blog Post Impact of Renewable Energy Mini-Grids on Rural Economies and Livelihoods About 300 million people in India, most of them in rural areas, live without reliable electricity. Without electricity, people’s livelihood options are limited, access to basic services is restricted, and quality of life is adversely affected.  There is a consensus that rural electrification has the potential to transform rural communities. At the same time, however, […]
  • Sep 01 2017
    Blog Post Spotlight on Tech-Enabled M&E There is no longer any doubt that the explosion of available data and the speed with which it can be provisioned will revolutionize the way global challenges are solved. This trend has generated questions and speculation about how technology can support the generation of timely, high-quality data and evidence of social impact and how this, […]
  • Apr 11 2017
    Blog Post Bringing Universal Health Coverage Closer to Reality: Meet the Joint Learning Network United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.8 calls for Member states to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. Realizing this ambitious goal will require both political will from national leaders and the know-how to set up or reform a national healthcare system. Governments pursuing reform must grapple with a variety of technical and policy […]
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