Kaye Bysouth is a development professional with more than 25 years' experience working throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Kaye has worked with DFAT, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and a range of NGOs.
Kaye's design work has focused on complex projects integrating bottom-up and top-down planning and implementation, most notably in water supply and sanitation. She has been Team Leader on seven multi-country evaluations, three country program evaluations, six evaluations of individual investments, two strategic evaluations and two meta-evaluations.
Kaye has carried out substantial work within DFAT on the assessment of performance and quality in the Australian aid program to inform policy and program development. This has included technical appraisals of country level strategies, reviews of progress in implementing cross-cutting policies in the aid program (such as gender and disability inclusion) and annual reviews of the performance and quality of a representative sample of Australian aid investments.
Kaye has also designed and implemented a range of training programs, using adult learning methodologies, within bilateral and multilateral development agencies, government departments, non-government organisations and at the community level. This has included training for ADB staff in social analysis techniques, for Australian aid personnel in operationalising gender equality concepts, for project personnel in community development techniques and, currently, for DFAT staff to familiarise them with design and M&E concepts and their role in managing design and evaluation processes.