Nina is an evaluation expert and development economist with over 12 years of experience evaluating programs and policies in developing countries and helping international organizations, governments, and non-profits improve the quality and use of their evaluation, research, data collection and results-measurement. She is trained in quantitative and qualitative methods and is an expert in theory based evaluation and impact evaluation.
Nina has spent much time in the field across Africa, Asia and Latin America and has broad experience designing and carrying out mixed-methods evaluations and surveys in a wide range of programmes and sectors including health, agriculture, rural development, infrastructure, micro- and SME finance, and education. In addition, she has researched and worked substantially on gender and empowerment across sectors.
She combines technical skills with management skills, has undertaken numerous trainings on both practical and methodological aspects of evaluation, and has managed data collection- and evaluation teams from a variety of developing countries.Nina Blöndal has extensive experience in working in: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, Ghana, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis and research, Civil society engagement and strengthening, Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Monotoring, evalution and impact assessment, and Planning, strategy, programming and project development