EvalMundi, LLC is a one-woman firm specializing in evaluation of international cooperation programming worldwide. Since 2017, EvalMundi has worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development, World Food Programme, the Development Finance Corporation, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the U.K.’s renamed Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and NGOs, among others. With EvalMundi, Keri has evaluated projects in forty countries, including data collection site visits in Colombia, El Salvador, Kosovo, Jordan, Malawi, Mongolia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.

With EvalMundi, Keri works to meet client needs while ensuring evaluation independence across sectors, funders, and regions. Her key goals are to make evaluations genuinely more participatory, to empower women and vulnerable groups, and to learn from and develop local evaluation expertise. If possible, she would take her bike with her everywhere.

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Keri Culver, Evaluator

There are a lot of numbers to back up my claim to be an evaluator: I’ve been involved in 37 evaluations over the last 22 years, and on 27 of these I’ve been Team Lead. The evaluations have involved over 60 countries, and I’ve worked in 35 so far. Though I’m not an econometrician, I’ve worked on highly quantitative studies with randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental designs.

I love impressive numbers. Who doesn’t? But anyone can repeat. I’m not an evaluator because of the quantity of times I’ve done something. I’m an evaluator because I’ve been able to apply evaluation approaches, knowledge and methods to different circumstances, in different countries and sectors. Most evaluations use mixed methods – even if there’s a survey, that only tells part of the story. What I bring to evaluation is recognizing, capturing, and sharing the stories behind the numbers.

Most of the evaluations I’ve worked on examine gender, marginalization, organizational development, and data quality – no matter the sector. I’m not a specialist in any one sector; instead, I bring a sociological lens to evaluation design and help sector experts carry out better evaluations.

My favorite work is participatory. I think evaluation capacity building should be baked into designs – not just to bring Western evaluation to developing countries, but to bring non-Western understanding into evaluation design and analysis.

For Keri’s deepest sectoral experience and selected reports, please click here.

She has done fieldwork for over twenty years, conducting a range of evaluations and research projects using methods from the highly qualitative (ethnographies, case studies, and focus and discussion groups) to the highly quantitative (including experimental or RCT and quasi-experimental impact evaluation designs). Keri specializes in evaluating programs for hard-to-reach and marginalized populations and in countries affected by conflict. She is also an active and engaging evaluation capacity developer: training in evaluation, field research, ethics, and other topics.

For Keri’s experience in building evaluation and research methods capacity and training on related topics, please click here.

Keri has evaluated programming in the following sectors:

Food SecurityAgricultural Value ChainsExchange Programs
Social WelfareMunicipal Government StrenghteningTechnology Training
GenderCivil Society StrengtheningVictims' Reparations
Ethnic minoritiesSocial InfastructurePost-conflict Peace-Building
Programs for persons with disabilitiesSocial CapitalAccess to finance
Public Policy ReformLand TitlingForestry/envirnment
Security Sector ReformPrimary, tertiary educationDemocracy, elections and governance
Rule of LawFinancial Literacy/entrepreneurshipHuman & institutional capacity development
Administration of JusticeEducation PolicyMonitoring, indicators & data quality
Informal rule of LawComprehensive Education ReformTrade infrastructure
Social Cash transfersTrade facilitationGender, poverty and trade
Youth job trainingRegional economic integration

Countries of field experience:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Liberia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe