MPH, PhD Candidate
Shelly Makleff is a freelance consultant and PhD candidate. For over 15 years she has carried out sexual and reproductive health evaluation and research, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, with additional projects in Asia, Africa and Europe. She has a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University, a Masters in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and is currently completing a PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine exploring methodologies and approaches appropriate for the evaluation of social interventions. After finishing her Masters program, she spent 11 productive years at International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), focusing on collaborative research, monitoring and evaluation, data quality and the use of data for decision-making.
Her evaluation and research projects to date, in collaboration with NGO and CBO partners globally, have spanned adolescent health, abortion, stigma, gender-based violence, comprehensive sexuality education, HIV/AIDS and sexual diversity. Additionally, she has experience with feminist and participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning practices, and is supporting a network of women's funds to develop a Community of Practice on the topic. Her ample experience in different contexts allows her to provide technical assistance, training and capacity building on evaluation and research, including facilitating participatory Theory of Change development processes and facilitating co-production of research and evaluation design and implementation.
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