The Role of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in Non-Governmental Organisations in Latin America and the Caribbean

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This session will examine the MEL Journey of NGOs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The session will trace the development, implementation, and use of MEL in NGOs in these two regions over the last 10 years. The presentation will focus on:- (1) lessons learnt by NGOs in both regions as they seek to implement and use MEL in their organisations, (2) whether the work environment has been conducive and supportive of MEL, and (3) what opportunities are there for NGOs to identify, support or drive Transformational change through the use of MEL Systems.


Name Title Biography
Karla López Senior MEL Coordinator at Pan American Development Foundation, Perú She is a seasoned Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist with a Master's degree in Sociology and a background in Economics by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). With extensive experience in both the public and non-profit sectors. Currently serving at the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), Karla oversees the MEL systems of programs aimed at supporting vulnerable populations, particularly Venezuelan women and children in Peru.
Silvana Lorenzini Evaluation Coordinator at Fundación Luksic Sociologist from the Pontifical Catholic University (UC) and holds a Master's in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Evaluation Coordinator at Fundación Luksic. She has worked in research and evaluation areas in both the public sector (MDSF) and other foundations (Impulso Inicial, Hogar de Cristo)
Nadine Chambers Goss Executive Director, RISE Life Jamaica Mrs Nadine Chambers Goss is the Executive Director of RISE Life Management Services, a Jamaican NGO which delivers island-wide interventions to vulnerable populations across Jamaica focusing on crime and violence prevention (with a special focus on youth), human rights, addictive disorders (gambling and substance misuse), and mental wellness. Mrs Chambers Goss has an MSc in Workforce Education and Development, a BA in English (honours) and a BSc in Computer and Management Studies.
Georgia Crawford -Williams Georgia Crawford-Williams is a Consultant Sociologist, Media Practitioner, Capacity-Building Expert, and Published Author, with over 15 years experience in Workforce Empowerment, Social Development, and Communication. She is known for her engaging persona, innovative approach, and her passion for education. Georgia is also a science and technology entrepreneur whose brainchild the NCB Mek–Up Platform; allows Jamaicans to access micro-loans via text messages and emails. Her other innovations include LifeSavers; wipes that tell if you are unwell, which received the prestigious IDEA® Achievement Award for top global innovation of 2022 and was named by Forbes The Story Exchange in the 12 top Brilliant Businesses of 2022. An RJR Gleaner Distinguished Woman Awardee for Science and Education, a wife, and a mother of 3 beautiful children, Georgia is committed to building a Jamaica in which her children can grow, prosper, and be happy.


Name Title Biography
Martha Kluttig Senior Development Manager. CLEAR LAC Economist with a Master's in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University (UC) and a PhD in Economics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is part of the executive coordination team at the CLEAR Center for Latin America and has been an advisor to international organizations such as the IDB on issues of analysis and evaluation of public policies.

Topics and Themes

Evaluators Evaluation users VOPEs / Evaluation networks Civil Society Education Evaluation and transformational change: balancing ambition and realism Public Policy

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