Dr Paul Crawford is an independent monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist who brings a 'soft systems' perspective to his work, drawing on experience in around 50 countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Balkans, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union.
He has worked with a range of development and humanitarian organisations including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), prominent NGOs, contractors and multilateral agencies.
He has undertaken more than 100 international M&E assignments since 2004. He was decorated with Australia's Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (HOSM) for his work in the Rwanda crisis. His doctorate involved articulating a theoretical framework for M&E in international aid.
He holds a MBA and a Bachelor of Rural Science and has published in international scholarly journals, and speaks at conferences and seminars on aid effectiveness and evaluation.