Claire is a Global Adviser on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Oxfam GB, with a particular focus on advocacy evaluation. As part of the Programme Performance and Accountability team, she supports the development of organisational systems and a culture that promotes learning, accountability and measurement of results; provides strategic leadership and a global overview of organisational Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) processes; and builds capacity to carry out high quality M&E.
As part of Oxfam GB's new Global Performance Framework, she is currently managing efforts to test and refine a qualitative research method known as process-tracing to explore what it takes to reach credible conclusions about the contributions that Oxfam's interventions make to outcomes
around policy change and citizen engagement.
Prior to joining Oxfam, Claire worked with Aboriginal Groups in Western Canada on rights and title cases. Claire's academic background includes undergraduate work in international development management and political science, a masters degree in human rights from the University of Sussex, and training with the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank in programme evaluation.
Claire is a member of the American Evaluation Association and the European Evaluation Society, and an active contributor to a number of M&E communities of practice. Most recently Claire co-managed the evaluation of Oxfam GB's climate change campaign and helped to develop Oxfam International's approach to Monitoring and Evaluating campaigns, co-presenting lessons learned from these at the 2010 EES Conference, and the innaugural webinar for InterAction's Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Working Group.
She has also co-authored, with Karl Hughes, a 3ie working paper entitled Can we obtain the required rigour without randomisation? Oxfam GB's non-experimental Global Performance Framework.