Globaldev careers: The monitoring and evaluation expert

A monitoring and evaluation system of a climate change strategy and action plan. Photo: Jutta Benzenberg / World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND

GABORONE, Botswana — When Gertrude Matsika graduated from college with a bachelor’s in economics in 1997, she believed she would join the banking sector — but it was not to be.

More than 20 years down the line, she credits her passion for helping people and divine intervention for leading her through a series of alternative career choices that ended in the development sector as an expert in monitoring and evaluation, or M&E.

About the author

  • Rumbi Chakamba

    Rumbi Chakamba is an Associate Editor at Devex based in Botswana, who has worked with regional and international publications including News Deeply, The Zambezian, Outriders Network, and Global Sisters Report. She holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of South Africa.