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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Agriculture and Livelihoods
As the Foundation’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, Kobby Amponsah oversees the use of research and grantee data to inform evidence-based decision-making. As part of this portfolio, he also provides technical guidance to members of the Agriculture and Livelihoods team and is developing an M&E system to assess the impact of the Agricultural Transformation Initiative.
Kobby has extensive analytical experience and subject area expertise. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), where he coordinated randomized control trials for projects in Zambia and Liberia. While at IPA, he also managed the collection and analysis of data, and facilitated strategic partnerships.
Previously, Kobby worked as an Impact Evaluation and M&E consultant for the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Swaziland and the International Labour Organization in Zambia. In these roles, he developed comprehensive M&E systems to manage countrywide projects affecting small- and medium-sized farming enterprises and businesses.
Kobby holds a BS in Ecology from East Carolina University and an MS in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Connecticut.