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Ian Goldman

Ian Goldman is Deputy Director General and head of evaluation and research at the South African Presidency’s Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation.

Ian has worked in 18 countries over the last 30 years on a range of development interventions including local self government capacity, rural development, evaluation, research and change management.

Ian was with the National Rural Enterprise Centre (NREC), a UK NGO, during 1988-1995 where he worked on the establishment and management of a national rural information service and local economic development projects in various parts of the UK. He subsequently worked on institutional reform as Management Adviser to the Rural Strategy Unit attached to the Free State Department of Agriculture in South Africa.

In his current role, Ian has been leading on evaluation and research, focusing on outcomes approach, and has led study tours to Mexico, Colombia, US, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. He has led the development of South Africa’s national policy framework on evaluation.