Femi Nzegwu

Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Dr Femi Nzegwu is a senior monitoring and evaluation, organizational learning, research, evaluation and institutional development specialist with over 20 years of experience in these fields. She specializes in learning and knowledge deployment, institutional capacity building, strategy development, programme development, and embedding MEL frameworks to support the implementation of programmes. She is highly multi-disciplinary, holding degrees in post-colonial studies, public health, sociology and economics. 

Prior to joining INASP in 2016, she was Head of Organizational Learning and then Head of Research, Evaluation and Impact at the British Red Cross, and managed the research/evaluation portfolio at The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. She has worked as a regional adviser for the United Nations and as an adviser/consultant to many UK and international agencies and governments on research, M&E, policy and institutional capacity development.

Femi's work with civil society organizations and the public sector is extensive and well documented, and she is the author of numerous policy research, evaluation and learning papers and books. 

Key skills and expertise:

  • Adaptive MEL design and organizational/project embedding
  • Design of learning strategies
  • Formative evaluation
  • Process evaluation
  • Utilization-focused evaluation (participatory evaluation)
  • Country and multi-country evaluation
  • Designing gender-equity solutions
  • Managing multi-country evaluations
  • Use of lessons learnt in evaluations
  • Theory of Change design and analysis
  • MEL in gender
  • Identifying lessons learnt with stakeholders
  • Organizational capacity development
  • Policy evaluation
  • Meta evaluation
  • Midterm review and evaluation
  • Identifying emerging practices and trends from evaluations

Selected publications:

Programme specialist
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Articles and posts