Laurence specialises in strategic planning, policy review and public sector capacity building; and has extensive experience in community participation and stakeholder analysis in project planning and implementation. He has particular expertise in designing monitoring systems and in conducting evaluation studies. Laurence has extensive experience in theory of change and the design of qualitative and quantitative indicators. His work includes designing and developing innovative approaches to the evaluation of complex programmes.
Laurence has supported the preparation and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks (including theory of change, results frameworks and log frames) for the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, Enabling State Programme and Governance & Transparency Fund, including capacity building in monitoring and evaluation. He has also worked as a strategic advisor to GPAF in relation to reporting and impact of funded projects and support to results management activities. Laurence is part of IPE Triple Line's technical service team for DFID's Specialist Evaluation and Quality Assurance Service (SEQAS), providing monitoring and evaluation advice and support to DFID.
Laurence joined IPE Triple Line in 2004 having been Principal Consultant at URS Corporation Ltd for the previous 10 years. He has also worked for the Overseas Development Administration (now DFID) and as an independent consultant to some of the IFIs and multi-lateral donor organisations.
Laurence holds a BA in Geography from the University of Sussex, and has a qualification in Management from the Polytechnic for Central London, and a qualification in Project planning from the Management for Development Foundation, Holland. Laurence speaks German and basic French.
Laurence has country experience in:
- Africa – Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- Asia - Afghanistan, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
- Middle East - Jordan, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza
- Europe - Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine