Deputy CLA Specialist
Dr. Lyubov Palyvoda is EnCompass’ Deputy Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Specialist for the USAID Monitoring and Learning Support Activity in Ukraine. Dr. Palyvoda has 26 years of experience with post-communist transition processes with specific experience in civil society development and program monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Her civil society development expertise includes research into civil society development in Ukraine and for USAID’s Civil Society Organization (CSO) Index; direct work with donor organizations in the planning and implementation of civil society programs; design and implementation of grant projects for U.S., EU, and United Nations programs; design of civil society development strategies for Ukraine state authorities; development training and capacity building programs for CSOs and a corps of local CSO trainers.
Dr. Palyvoda established a school on M&E in Ukraine, and as an M&E consultant has conducted more than 100 evaluations of development projects in areas including governance, elections, democratic development, human rights, and gender equality. Her specialized expertise in evaluation approaches and methodologies includes knowledge of donor-specific evaluation criteria, gender considerations, logical framework analysis, participatory evaluation methodologies, survey design, and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
Dr. Palyvoda has a PhD in Public Administration from Rutgers University, an MBA from the International Management Institute (Kyiv, Ukraine), and a Master of Science in Mathematics and the Mathematical Basis of Cybernetics from Kyiv State University (Ukraine). She is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, and English.