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Nancy MacPherson

Independent Board Member

Nancy is the former Managing Director for Evaluation at the Rockefeller Foundation where she was responsible for setting up and managing the Foundation’s evaluation system from 2008-2018. Prior to her work in philanthropy, she worked in Canada, Asia, Africa and Switzerland for 25 years in international development with indigenous peoples, not-for-profit organizations, and government and UN agencies. She set up and managed IUCN’s Program Evaluation System and served as Special Advisor to the IUCN Director General on Performance Assessment and Oversight. She played a key role in the establishment and nurturing of a number of global and regional development evaluation professional associations, and networks, notably, the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA). Nancy was a member of the teaching faculty at the World Bank’s summer International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) from 2001-2011 and she is the recipient of the 2015 American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Enhancing the Public Good Award, presented to an individual whose evaluation work has substantially contributed to the public good.