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Evaluation & Impact

Let us design a robust and useful evaluation process, together.

As worldwide operating evaluators, we are committed to supporting initiatives in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while recognising the complexity of these programmes that demand collaborative efforts to align diverse interests in constantly changing environments.

These efforts, whether in the form of policies, programmes, or partnerships, require reflection and adaptation. This is why, over the past decades, we have specialised in shaping complex-aware, effective, and attractive evaluation processes. In our evaluations, we help clients gain sound insights into what is working well, what isn't, and why. This creates practical opportunities for demonstrating performance and learning for improvement.

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Types of evaluations

At MDF, we understand the variety in projects, programmes, policies, partnerships – and each has its unique start, journey, and goals. We perform evaluations at different stages of programme implementation, considering the diverse learning and accountability needs, and we have specialised in the following types of evaluations:

Programme and project evaluation

To assess the design, implementation and outcome of a programme and/or project at national, regional or international level.

Policy evaluation

To review a donor, governmental, sectorial or international organisation policy and determine whether adjustments are needed in the policy design or resources allocation.

Strategy evaluation

To assess and analyse the effectiveness and performance of a business or organisation’s strategic plan and its associated objectives and goals. We look at the strategic management process and help in determining whether the chosen strategies are working as intended or need adjustments.

Organisation and Partnership evaluation

To examine the functioning of a partnership, network or alliance and determine whether all necessary elements, such as the steering structure, processes, coordination and collaboration are properly in place, as well as ensuring that these are adequately maintained.

Portfolio and Funds evaluation

To assess and analyse a collection of related projects, programs, or initiatives undertaken by an organization, or by a set of different organisations working for a specific fund.

How MDF does evaluations

  • Utility Focused and Inclusive: The evaluation needs to be first and foremost useful for our clients.
  • Methodologically Sound: We bring analytical rigor to ensure validity and reliability of data
  • Attractive and collaborative: Maximising Efficiency, Minimising Burden

Our partners and clients

Our clients are bilateral and multilateral development agencies, such as MoFA, Embassies, the UN and the World Bank, as well as NGOs and grassroot organisations

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MDF evaluators completed the deliverables with high professionalism, including a successful sense-making workshop on the findings to relevant colleagues in IOM, supporting a participatory and cooperative approach to the evaluation

International Organisation for Migration

We are impressed with MDF's report, analyses and recommendations. It was especially pleasing to see the consistency of the SWOT analysis, the merging of trends, the findings (from various actors, internal and external) and the crystallization of recommendations. This evaluation clearly stands out in terms of methodology, quality, depth and consistency.

Caritas Switzerland

MDF evaluators were very professional throughout the assignment, and I particularly appreciated how easy it was to work and communicate with them

Friends of the Earth International

MDF evaluators proved dedication and hard work for the evaluation of the Leave No One Behind (LNOB) Partnership, providing us with a solid foundation for our strategic planning for the upcoming years

International Civil Society Centre

Meet our experts

Narcisa Panaite
Narcisa Panaite
Evaluator/ Business Developer
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Paola Vallejo Patino
Paola Vallejo Patino
Associate | Evaluator
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Swan Pyae Oo
Swan Pyae Oo
Evaluator/Consultant
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Irma Alpenidze
Irma Alpenidze
Senior Evaluator / Consultant
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Hilde van Dijkhorst
Hilde van Dijkhorst
Senior Evaluator
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Lise Paaskesen
Lise Paaskesen
Evaluator
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Mike Zuijderduijn
Mike Zuijderduijn
Managing Director / Evaluator
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Cloé Devlin
Cloé Devlin
Evaluator / Consultant
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May Thet Kyaw
May Thet Kyaw
Trainer/Consultant
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Michelle de Rijck
Michelle de Rijck
Senior Evaluator
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Paola Fabbri
Paola Fabbri
Associate | Senior Trainer - Consultant
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Kwaku Owusu Afriyie
Kwaku Owusu Afriyie
Director West Africa
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Migena Koster-Dako
Migena Koster-Dako
Senior Business Developer
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Ingrid Plag
Ingrid Plag
Managing Director &
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