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Sandra Basgall
Senior International M&E Technical Advisor , EDC
West Bath, United States
Sandra Basgall combines twenty years of experience as a practitioner, teacher, trainer, and manager in international development specializing in monitoring and evaluation. She has expertise in gender, agriculture, education, income generation, micro-credit, health, and media. She has extensive experience working, living, and traveling in many cultures.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Senior M&E expert with 30+ years of experience in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Americas where worked on long term projects and as a consultant in the areas of Agriculture, Food Security, Democracy and Governance, Education, Gender and SGBV, Health, HIV/AIDS, OVC, PLWHIV, MicroFinance, Training, WASH, and Youth for a wide variety of donors including USAID, OFDA, PRM, World Bank, DFAT, ECHO, EC, DFID, CIDA, Sida, WFP, FFP, UNESCO, UNICEF and other UN organizations, Gates Foundation, Buffett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and others.

Project experience as the M&E Manager on the Nigerian NEI Plus education project, M&E Manager of the South Sudan Feed the Future agricultural project, Chief of Party for evaluating USAID/Bangladesh projects in Democracy and Governance, and M&E and Gender Regional Technical Advisor for Catholic Relief Services for the country offices in Nigeria, Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon, DR Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi.

Consulted with Coffey International in Indonesia on the Australian Awards scholarship graduate school scholarship program funded by DFAT. In Afghanistan, worked on M&E with an agricultural finance project funded by USAID. In Bangladesh, team leader for the final evaluation of the education portion of Oxfam Great Britain Indigenous Leadership Project in Bangladesh and for the final evaluation of the UNICEF Bangladesh’s Hard to Reach Urban Working Children Education which both had a strong gender component. In Hanoi, Vietnam, did baseline research on gender roles in the media, specifically television and print media, for UNESCO out of which was developed a literature and workshops to train government officials and media professionals about gender equality so as to work with the Ministry of Information to develop and creating gender equity in Vietnam. Headed up an evaluation on the International Rescue Committee ECHO-funded Income Generation project in the Northern Caucasus State of Chechnya in Russia which targeted returning. Worked with BRAC in Bangladesh on agricultural, food security, gender equality, education, emergency capacity building, and micro credit programs. At the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, worked on the Jamaica-St. Lucia National Rural Migration Survey and Jamaican-Dominican Republic Integrated Rural Development Project for the Pan American Health Organization and the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute which resulted in one of the early studies looking nationally at the role of women agriculturalists economically and socially. Completed a feasibility study in Burundi for a project in women’s rural farming and extension for USAID. Worked with the USAID-funded projects in Egypt, Yemen, and Nicaragua while at New Mexico State University where was the Women in Development Compliance Officer. Also engaged in a number of policy and M&E educational consultancies in South Korea and the United States.

Education:
1985-1992 University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
Ph.D. (ABD) in Mass Communications
1990 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico City, Mexico
Spanish Studies
1983-1985 New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico
M.A. in Agricultural and Extension Education
1978-1980 DePaul University Chicago, Illinois
B.A. in Management/Marketing
Affiliations and Achievements:
American Evaluation Association
Association for Women in Development
Canadian Evaluation Association
IDEAS: International Development Evaluation Association
International Communications Association
International Development Evaluation Association


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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, French, Spanish
    Nationality:
    United States
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