Rebecca Evans has 20 years of experience working in aid and development having begun her career in homelessness in Scotland, where she developed approaches to using the private rented sector within the housing first model to address homelessness and create a springboard for employment and training, helping shape government policy in this area. She then went on to develop her expertise in monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) and entered the international development sector through her role as head of effectiveness at Bond in London. She has since held roles with various international NGOs in Africa and Asia including positions in leadership, programme development, MERL and compliance.
Rebecca’s career has focused on education and its role in development including the design and management of programmes and policies in public education systems in various countries. She has also worked with adults and young people in informal education settings centred around promoting lifelong learning. In her roles of leadership and development, she has been involved proposal writing and business planning and has had a strong commitment to the role of the private sector in development. She has experience of working with a variety of stakeholders including DFID, DFAT and UN agencies.
Rebecca holds a BA in Community Education and Development, an MSc in International Development and Management, and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).