About us

OUR APPROACH

We are committed to making a lasting impact through our work and we give special importance to the following principles:

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Human-rights based

Through our approach, we seek to appraise the inequalities which lie at the heart of development problems and to analyze those discriminatory practices and unjust distributions of power that impede development progress.

A human rights-based approach is a conceptual framework for the process of human development that is normatively based on international human rights standards and operationally directed to promoting and protecting human rights.

Human rights are legal rights preserved in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, various human rights Covenants, Conventions, Treaties and Declarations, Regional Charters, National Constitutions and laws.

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Utilization focused & Inclusive

We believe that our work is pointless if it is not used to drive enhancements and allow for informed decisions. We implement an interactive process where we build a working relationship with the key stakeholders to help them define their needs and participate actively to choose the focus, model, method, and use.

This approach leads to more sustainable and social justice project outcomes since it draws in local knowledge and expertise and empowers users during and after the project.

From our point of view, the researcher is acting as a learning facilitator and the stakeholder as the expert.

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Gender sensitive

Discriminatory practices are rooted within socio-cultural and political systems, which are not easily recognized and are often assumed to be part of the “way things are” within a given context.

We adopt a feminist lens in apprehending the context of our research in selecting methods, strategies and interpreting data. Sensitivity to gender differences and intersecting with other social categories cast is an essential component in our approach”.

Gender is, as defined by WHO (2013),“the socially constructed role behavior, activities and attributes that a particular society considers appropriate for men and women.”

OUR TEAM

We are a network of highly qualified and very motivated researchers and independent evaluators with a lot of accumulated experience in the field of international development. Implementing complex projects while being able to deliver the highest quality standards in order to meet our clients’ objectives and needs.

Ibtissem Jouini
Evaluator & international development consultant

    Ms. Ibtissem founded the EvalChange network in 2016. Previous to that, she worked for several international development organizations (GIZ, UNDP, USAID) where she coached and provided technical advice to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) regarding the successful implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their projects.

    Recently she led and contributed to many external evaluations mostly in the MENA region for several clients (Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, International Labor Organization, Minority Rights Group International, Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance…) for which she followed the DAC Criteria for Evaluating Development Assistance – OECD (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability).

    Ms. Jouini holds a Master’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of Tunis El Manar in Tunisia and has followed many renowned courses in the field of development evaluation such as: “International Program for Development Evaluation Training 2018 (IPDET)“. Supported by the University of Bern; “Monitoring & Results Measurement in Private Sector Development, DCED standards.” Supported by ILO; “Workshop Series in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. “Claremont Graduate University; “Equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation” supported by UNICEF, IOCE & EvalPartners, etc.

    Ms. Jouini is member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and a board member of the Asociación Ibérica de Profesionales Evaluadores (APROEVAL).

    Ms. Ibtissem is based in Spain and she speaks Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

    Sergio Altuna Galan
    Security & development consultant

      Mr. Altuna Is an international consultant focusing on security and development in North Africa and the Sahel. He is specialized in the design of monitoring and evaluation tools to measure changes in unstable environments.

      His research focuses on violent non-state actors in the Great Maghreb and the Sahel as well as the evolution of political Islam trends in the same region. A Salafi discourse analysis as well as the evolution of salafi-jihadi rhetoric are also a consistent part of research in his academic career.

      Mr. Altuna has been working in both public and private institutions as well as for companies on security issues and further policy advice on security and defense issues.

      He is a Ph.D. candidate in International Security whose thesis addressed the determining factors of the jihadist narrative. M. Altuna is also an Associate Analyst of the Global Terrorism Program at the Elcano Royal Institute. He holds a BA in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Valladolid, an MA in Arabic Language, Literature and History from the University of Tunis al-Manar and a further MA in Terrorism Studies from the International University of La Rioja.

      Mr. Altuna is based in Spain.

      Lisa Bossenbroek
      Gender Development Consultant

        Ms. Bossenbroek completed her Master’s degree in development studies, and her PhD in Rural Sociology (2016), at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. As part of her research she studied the role of young people in agrarian dynamics and the interactions of processes of agrarian change and gender relations. She has worked extensively in Central Asia and North Africa. She has carried out various consultancies to integrate gender in development projects and policies, foremost in the agricultural and water sector. She has been a consultant for, amongst others, the World Bank, the FAO and various national organizations.

        Ms. Bossenbroek is currently based in Morocco.

        Zakaria Kadiri
        Social Economy & Youth Consultant

          Mr. Kadiri has a PhD in Political Sociology from Aix Marseille University. He worked as a consultant with several national and international organizations on the evaluation of development projects. He has expertise in designing and setting up income-generating projects for the benefit of young people, as well as other precarious social categories. Mr. Kadiri is also Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences Ain Chock Casablanca. He has 10 years of experience in agricultural and environmental issues throughout different regions of Morocco. He has to his credit several scientific articles and has coordinated two issues for a magazine focusing on young people in Morocco.

          Mr. Kadiri is based in Morocco.

          Our team is multicultural and multi-lingual, we can deliver our services and output in several world languages: English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

          Keri Culver
          Senior Consultant
          Independent Evaluator & Capacity Builder
          Elsa Perreau
          Consultant
          Public Policy Research & Evaluation
          International Development
          Kelly B.P. Banimba
          Consultant
          Project Management, Law & Sustainable Public Procurement
          Inès Chaabani
          Consultant
          Event Management & Culture Advisor
          Joshua Valle
          Consultant
          Communication & Business Development
          Rim Dhaouadi
          Lawyer and Consultant
          Security Studies

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