Member Details -Andrew Fyfe

Andrew Fyfe

Head of Evaluation Unit, UNCDF
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Duty Station New York

UNEG Member Since 2010

Bio Knowledge Areas Areas of Interests My Publications


- 15 years as public administrator with the European Commission (Brussels, Central Asia) and with the UN in New York

- experienced evaluation manager and consultant, with more than 20 years experience of international cooperation in the multilateral sector (EU, UN), with experience in running a small independent evaluation unit (UNCDF), and as an independent consultant applying a range of evaluation approaches to development cooperation in a variety of sectors across the developing world (public administration reform, private sector development, civil society development)   

- active member of UNEG: co-convener of Methods Interest Group and member of the Peer Review Working Group and their support to peer reviews for small evaluation functions

- academic training in economics, development management and European studies to postgraduate level; currently completing a part-time Doctorate in Public Policy and Research from the University of Bath

- professional training in evaluation from IPDET and the Evaluators' Institute

- good working knowlege of FR, IT, some SP, PL


Knowledge Areas

- theory-based evaluation approaches to addressing complexity in market and policy systems in developing countries  

- evaluating the private sector

- real - time evaluation and performance-based monitoring applying an evaluative lense

- evaluability assessment as applied in an organisational setting

- financing the SDGs, particularly unlocking resources from the public and private sectors in LDCs, in line with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda 

Areas of Interests

- professionalisation of evaluation within the UN system

- evaluation partnerships with the research community and with organisations interested in innovation in evaluation (methods, communication, data collection etc)

- support to utilisation of evaluation findings within organisational settings

- development finance and how to evaluate it, including impact investing 

My Publications