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Clarissa Poulson Clarissa Poulson
Head - Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Clarissa joined IPE Triple Line in 2011 as team leader for DFID's Development Awareness Fund, before becoming part of the Civil Society Challenge Fund (CSCF) and Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) teams, responsible for the performance and risk management of the GPAF portfolio and CSCF performance assessment and management. She is currently involved in Governance Sector projects and has conducted gender audits for IPE Triple Line clients. 

Her technical skills include monitoring and evaluation, evidence-based research and project management across the lifecycle. Her professional expertise includes social protection, public service delivery and reform, policy design, and organisational development and performance. 

Prior to working with IPE Triple Line, Clarissa gained many years' experience as a member of the senior civil service where her analytical thinking and report submission writing skills were instrumental to her department's success. 

Clarissa holds an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; was certified as a (PRINCE2) Project Manager in 1996, and was awarded an MA in Geography from the University of Cambridge. Clarissa speaks basic French.

Clarissa has country experience in:

  • Asia/Pacific - Bangladesh, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea.
  • Africa - Ethiopia, Kenya

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