While Greg Armstrong works primarily in cooperation with local resources in RBM training, he collaborates frequently with other professionals on monitoring, evaluation, management and project design. Four trusted associates he has worked with for more than 20 years:
Dr. Anne Bernard brings a practical, field-based approach to the use of qualitative data in evaluation practice, and in project, programme and sectoral planning. She has worked for 30 years on the design and implementation of programme and project evaluations throughout the world.
Anne Bernard's evaluations include multiple studies on child-friendly school projects and on networks (HIV/AIDS, tobacco control research, malaria research); on institutional and social change related to issues such as iodine deficiency, safe motherhood and the status of the family; on tsunami education reconstruction, competitive grants mechanisms and the informal transmission of knowledge (for the Jomtien World Conference on Education for All).
She played an early role in the development of Nonformal Education and inclusion policies in Cambodia's National EFA Plan, and coauthored a handbook on qualitative research methods for gender focal points in Asia.
Among Anne Bernard's work:
Some of the earliest systematic conceptualization of “child-friendly schools” (in collaboration with UNICEF, in 1999);
Studies and programme evaluations on children who are excluded,
Meta-evaluation of projects promoting girls' access to and completion of education;
Education team leader for impact evaluations of post-tsunami education programmes in Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Indonesia;
Studies on how research and education networks function,
Development of a research capacity evaluation framework,
Studies on how adult learning affects capacity development strategies, assessment of competitive grants processes, and assessment of how a graduate school institutional development process is an example of the risks, potential and learning processes involved in complex institutional change.
A wide range of Anne Bernard's other work on network building, evaluation processes and capacity assessment can be found at the IDRC website.
Anne Bernard’s evaluation designs, field evaluations and technical advice on planning include extensive evaluation field work, often as team leader, for UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP, IDRC and CIDA in Thailand, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Argentina and Jamaica, among others.
Anne Bernard can be contacted here or at
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Isabel Lloyd has wide-ranging practical management skills, and a realistic appreciation of what governments and donors can do to achieve results. She worked for 19 years as a senior public policy figure, in Canadian public administration, including ten years as a Deputy Minister, in the British Columbia Government. She has spent the past 20 years in international development working on project and programme development, monitoring and reporting, in Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Bangladesh, on legal and public sector reform, governance, democratic development, the rule of law, parliamentary development, human rights, gender, and democratization.
For six years Isabel Lloyd managed SEAFILD, a complex fund which supported a large number of rule of law, public administration reform, conflict resolution and human rights projects in all of the countries of Southeast Asia, and later worked with UNIFEM as chief technical advisor to a Southeast Asia regional project focused on implementation of the Convention to End All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
She consults widely on management, policy and programming issues, on legal reform and parliamentary development in Southeast Asia. She has been the monitor for a number of CIDA projects, including a rule of law project in Bangladesh, and a regional human rights project in Southeast Asia. She is an Associate of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria and advisor to the School of Peace and Conflict Management at Royal Roads University. She can be contacted here, or at:
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Bunleng Men has worked for 20 years in international development in Cambodia and Southeast Asia, with the International Organization of Migration, the International Development Research Centre and the Canadian International Development Agency, supervising and coordinating the work of up to 87 professionals. He has unparalleled insight into the realities of how government in Cambodia functions, and he has the coalition-building and risk-management skills necessary to make complex programmes work in an uncertain political environment.
For six years he was the Commercial and Development Officer for the Canadian Embassy in Phnom Penh and there - and as Director of the Canadian Cooperation Office - participated actively in aid effectiveness and aid coordination activities and in the detailed review of donor programmes and projects in Cambodia.
Between 2001-2008 Bunleng Men was Field Manager of CIDA’s Cambodia-Canada Legislative Support Project. He put together and coordinated a team of international and Cambodian experts under the Parliamentary Centre of Canada, to deliver focused and practical parliamentary capacity development programming --achieving, with these partners clearly documented results. He has demonstrated strong, practical field-based needs assessment, results-based planning and adaptive management skills in politically and culturally sensitive environments. His results reporting skills are models of clarity, consistency and insight. He provides, to anyone wanting to know how to explain democratic development results in terms political leaders, donors and managers can all understand, an excellent professional resource.
He is currently, among other things, the Canadian Trade Commissioner in Phnom Penh, but continues his interest and involvement in international development. He can be reached by email here.
Dr. Suwit Laohasiriwong
Dr. Suwit Laohasiriwong has a grounded and realistic understanding of natural resources management, conflict resolution and rural development issues in the Greater Mekong Subregion, derived from 30 years of field work and management in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Lao PDR.
Dr. Suwit obtained his Ph.D. from Massey University in New Zealand. Working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and Agricultural Resources at Khon Kaen University in northeastern Thailand, he later became Vice-President of the University, Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution, and founding Deputy Director of the Mekong Institute. He has been President of Nakhon Phanom University in northeastern Thailand, since August 2007. In all of these positions, he has demonstrated strong capacity for bringing policy makers, researchers, development field workers and communities together, to build productive and realistic solutions to problems.
Any agency wanting to know how industrial development, natural resources, agriculture and health policies function in action, especially on the ground in the Mekong sub-region, would benefit from his experience.
Dr. Suwit can be contacted at through the Nakhon Phanom University email.
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