Kick-starting your career in monitoring and evaluation

What does it mean to be a monitoring and evaluation expert in development?

Monitoring is about good project management, according to Kasia Kedzia, performance management and training specialist for Social Impact. The same goes for evaluating a project’s theory of change, shared Danielle de Garcia, Social Impact’s deputy director of performance evaluation, innovation and learning.

Kedzia started as an implementer, and whether she was working with women in Poland or launching a project in Darfur, she was asking: “How are we checking progress?”

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.