Name: Marc Shapiro
Organisation: MDS Associates, LLC
Role: Managing Partner
Country: United States
I provide monitoring and evaluation and program management consultation with an extensive background in research design, quantitative and qualitative analysis, report writing and editing, and project management combined with on-the-ground capacity building skills. My experience is cross-sectoral including issues such as primary to secondary and vocational education, capacity building, knowledge management, ICT, public administration, and environmental/resources. Examples of my experience include designing and leading an evaluation of $24 million four-year primary to secondary educational reform program in the Republic of Georgia. The evaluation assessed at the system and school levels quality of teaching and learning; school physical and social environments; school decentralization and consolidation; and school management and finance. I also led impact and process evaluations of the Delhi-based Global Development Network and of the Development Gateway Foundation. I have served as survey/statistical consultant for CAMFED International’s first baseline surveys of a complicated, multifaceted program to improve girls' education and young women's empowerment in rural sub-Saharan Africa. I also provide sampling and survey advice for the Internews Network’s HIV/AIDS radio programming intervention in Africa and Asia. I have coordinated a complicated multiple-year evaluation of USAID-sponsored education projects in Macedonia, and managed a $10 million vocational education and decentralization project. I built M&E capacity for a large NGO in Guatemala for four new primary and basic educational quality projects. Other evaluation experience includes directing a $4.8 million multi-year evaluation of a governmental-related infrastructure program and leading an evaluation for the World Bank Institute Evaluation Group. I have designed and taught courses and trainings, worked on capacity building projects, and worked on research involving a variety of environmental and education-related issues. I have served since 1998 as a board leader of a development NGO focused on education, health/HIV, and other issues in communities across Latin America, Asia, and Africa.