Senior MEL Specialist
Abby Ladd is a Senior MEL Specialist with extensive expertise in conducting social research and leading international program evaluations (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches, instrument design, data collection and management, data analysis and reporting). She has experience in planning and needs assessment, program and project design, gender analysis and gender integration, building monitoring systems, developing and facilitating in-person and on-line trainings, and managing evaluation activities for government clients, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. She has undertaken research in the areas of education, social and economic development, gender equality, women’s leadership and female empowerment, public-private partnerships, trafficking in persons, and social welfare of vulnerable groups. Ms. Ladd has an MPA from the Kennedy School at Harvard University, and an MA in Development Studies with a focus on gender and development from Brown University.