Julian Barr has over twenty five years experience in international development. His current work is primarily in monitoring & evaluation, governance and research management and communications.

He is currently programme director on two DFID-funded demand-side / democratic governance programmes – one in Nigeria and one in Ghana – to strengthen accountability, parliamentary capacity and civil society voice, and until recently led five year contract evaluating 25 of DFID’s Country Programmes. He is leading the evaluation of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Asian cities climate change programme.

Julian has led projects including: a 3 year out-sourced programme review contract for DFID in Bangladesh; institutional and process monitoring for a World Bank social investment fund in Bangladesh; a water governance and institutional reform project for DFID in northern Nigeria; work for DFID and the World Bank jointly in China designing M&E systems for a poverty reduction programme; design and delivery of a training programme on DFID’s revised logframe format; and evaluation of three DFID research communication programmes. Julian is an experienced evaluator and programme manager, with particular experience of managing multi-disciplinary and multi-site teams. He has excellent written communication and presentation skills.

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