Rick Davies

Rick Davies
Independent Evaluation Consultant

Rick is a Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant based in Cambridge, UK. His clients are international development aid organisations. His skills include the management of evaluations, the design of M&E strategies & frameworks, M&E capacity building and the development of evaluation methodologies. He has worked extensively in Africa and Asia over the last 30 years. More recently the focus of his work has been on the quality assurance of evaluations, and the provision of specialised technical support to evaluation teams.

His PhD research on organisational learning in NGOs in Bangladesh led to the development of the “Most Significant Change” (MSC) technique, now widely used in developed and developing countries; Hierarchical Card Sorting,  a tool for ethnographic inquiries, and ParEvo, a web based tool enabling the collaborative exploration of alternative futures. He has also developed the now widely used Basic Necessities Survey, a democratic and rights based means of measuring of poverty, and EvalC3, a hybrid Excel based data analysis tool combining predictive modelling algorithms and a QCA view of causality. 

Rick also manages the Monitoring and Evaluation NEWS website which has been in operation since 1997.