Paula Richardson

Paula Richardson

Quebec
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Biography

Paula is a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist with a passion for using data to make a difference. She has 15+ years managing projects and spearheading cutting-edge monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, tools, and technology for non-profits, particularly in complex and uncertain environments (ranging from $2–$20 million in budget). She is the go-to person for supporting organizations in monitoring and evaluation design, framing MEL concepts, testing monitoring frameworks, and tracking program impact and change.

Paula specializes in making monitoring and evaluation user-friendly, user-driven, and gender-sensitive, and is committed to using MEL to listen deeply and advance methods that elevate local voices and perspectives. She is a seasoned coach (50+workshops conducted) with expertise in Logic Models and Performance Measurement Frameworks, Theory of Change, data collection tools, data storage systems, and creating feedback loops for real-time learning. She has award-winning research and writing skills with a proven ability in Results-Based Management and reporting. She currently coaches several non-profit organizations to identify key metrics, craft useful and gender-sensitive data collection tools, and implement software for better data storage, analysis, and learning.

Areas of Expertise

Developmental Evaluation

Working Language(s)

English

Innoweave Clients

Tucker House, Ecology Ottawa

Other Clients

Canadian Hunger Foundation, Canadian Feed the Children, World University Services of Canada, Aga Khan Foundation, Plan Canada, Humber College, The Inter-Council Network, Save the Children, The Northern Council for Global Cooperation, The Ontario Council for International Cooperation, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, The Inter-Council Network, Shanti Uganda, Oxfam Canada

Contact Information

Website: https://salanga.org/