Estelle Raimondo joined IEG in 2016 as an expert in evaluation methods. She advises and trains teams across IEG on a wide range of research designs and fosters methodological innovations. Estelle also contributes her expertise as a member of major evaluations teams dealing with multifaceted governance and organization effectiveness issues such as data for development, citizen engagement, performance management, and carbon finance. 

Before joining IEG, Estelle was first an evaluation specialist at UNESCO and then a policy researcher at the George Washington University (GWU). She continues to be anchored in academia as a professorial lecturer and research adviser to Masters students in Public Policy at GWU. Her research has been published in several internationally peer-reviewed journals and received awards, including from the American Evaluation Association. Her first book is: Dealing with complexity in development evaluation: a practical approach (2015, with Michael Bamberger and Jos Vaessen; SAGE Publications).  

Estelle holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Evaluation Research from the George Washington University, a Masters in Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris and a Masters in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University where she studied as a Fulbright scholar.

See also:

World Bank policy research paper: What difference does good monitoring & evaluation make to World Bank project performance? 

blog post: Accountability and Learning” in Self-Evaluation: are they really two sides of the same coin?