Consultancy support

This page lists consultants who may be available to provide support to programmes working towards compliance with the Standard; each has been through a rigorous selection process, generally including an exam on the Standard, and contacting referees. We welcome new consultants interested in being featured in this page; click here for details on how to apply.

How to use this page

Please note that the DCED is not endorsing consultants by listing them here; if you are seeking a consultant, we recommend making the usual enquiries before hiring someone from this list. If experienced consultants are not available within your time frame, please consider hiring a less experienced person, and including a few days of supervision by a more experienced one. Programmes wanting to go for formal audit are invited in the first instance to discuss their requirements with the DCED Secretariat (

Yuni Chairani

Yuni has more than six years of experience applying the DCED Standard in market system development projects in Indonesia. She has worked in various agriculture sectors, access to finance, women’s economic empowerment, and nutrition-sensitive agriculture. She also has experience conducting market research and other studies related to rural economy and livelihood. She previously worked as result measurement focal for the PRISMA program in Indonesia and currently works as an individual consultant and supports other programs in implementing the monitoring and evaluation process.

Click here for Yuni Chairani’s CV. Yuni can be contacted here, and is currently based in Malang, Indonesia.

Wafa Hafiz

Wafa has been working in results measurement for more than ten years. She worked to design and implement the results measurement system in Swisscontact Katalyst, and has worked in South-east Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Australia designing and implementing results measurement systems based on the Standard. She has applied the Standard to a wide range of programmes in M4P, M4P for stability, challenge funds, value chains and food security. Wafa has completed the Advanced Training on the DCED Standard, and was a presenter in DCED Global Seminar in 2012.

Click here for Wafa Hafiz’ CV. Wafa can be contacted here, and is currently based in London, UK.

Tanjima Ali

Tanjima has a thorough knowledge of Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) in a diverse portfolio consisting of Trade, Market development, Labor market insertion, Skills development, Financial capacity, Tourism, and Entrepreneurship ecosystem. She has been developing MRM systems based on the DCED Standard since 2012 for projects based in Bangladesh, Mozambique, Kosovo, Albania, and Macedonia.

Click here for Tanjima Ali’s CV. Tanjima can be contacted here, and is currently based in Ottawa, Canada

Shibaji Roy

Shibaji Roy possesses experience in supporting different types of projects in South Asia, Oceania and Africa to comply with the DCED Standard. He has supported projects working in Market Systems Development, Access to Finance/Inclusive finance, Agriculture, SME Development, Women Economic Empowerment, TVET/Skills development and Employment, Migration and Humanitarian Aid. He has worked with donors including USAID, AusAID and UK aid, and consulted for major market development projects.

Click here for Shibaji’s CV. Shibaji can be contacted here, and is currently based in Bangladesh.

Samira Saif

Syeda Samira Saif is a Monitoring and Results Measurement practitioner with over fourteen years of experience in the field of market systems development. She has extensive experience in designing and managing DCED compliant MRM systems and Women’s Economic Empowerment frameworks across a range of market systems development programs (e.g. Katalyst, Market Development Facility) and gender lens investing programs, primarily across South and East Asia and the Pacific region. She has also supported specific country programs on preparation for over 6 DCED audits, all of which scored above 90%.

Click here for Samira’s CV. Samira can be contacted here, and is currently based out of Ottawa, Canada.

Sadia Ahmed

Sadia Ahmed has ten years’ experience in the field of private sector development and monitoring and evaluation. She has worked with programs focusing on rural agriculture sectors, urban industrial sectors, and better working environment. Sadia has designed, implemented, and given training courses on results measurement systems for a number of programs. She has also carried out pre-audit reviews of results measurement systems based on the DCED Standard. Sadia has worked in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Five of the programs she worked with have successfully gone through DCED Audits.

Click here for Sadia’s CV. Sadia can be contacted here.

Ritesh Prasad

Ritesh Prasad has over 10 years’ experience in Monitoring Evaluation and Learning. Ritesh is an expert in developing the MEL framework and managing the MEL system for multi-donor (DFAT, MFAT, DFID and SIDA) funded programs following the DCED Standard. Ritesh has over five years’ experience in using ICT based data collection tools. He also has experience in developing Value for Money (VfM) framework and leading VfM reporting. Ritesh has experience working in Asia Pacific (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu and Timor Leste) and West Africa (Liberia and Sierra Leone).

Click here for Ritesh’s CV. Ritesh can be contacted here.

Phitcha Wanitphon

Phitcha has pioneered the DCED Standard as Deputy Programme Director at the Thai-German Programme for Enterprise Competitiveness (TG-PEC). Phitcha has received training on the DCED Standard for Results Measurement, including the modules for consultants. Phitcha is fluent in English and Thai, and is a DCED-approved Auditor.

Click here for Phitcha Wanitphon’s CV. Phitcha can be contacted here or here, and is currently based in Thailand.

Nabanita Sen Bekkers

Nabanita has fourteen years of experience working in different aspects of private sector development including implementation of projects, results measurement, communication and project development. From 2006 to 2012 she worked with Katalyst and subsequently Swissontact South Asia Regional Office (SARO) in managing different projects applying MSD in sectors such as agriculture, skills development, urban economy and healthcare. She has experience in applying the Standard in different countries in a wide mix of programmes including value chains and enterprise development, trade facilitation, enabling environment, financial inclusion, and challenge funds.  Nabanita is well known for her strong interpersonal skills which allow her to develop and maintain a trustworthy relationship with her clients.  Nabanita is a DCED approved auditor.

Click here for Nabanita Sen’s CV. Nabanita can be contacted here, and is currently based in the Netherlands.

Muneeb Zulfiqar

Muneeb is currently an independent consultant with experience in designing, implementing and measuring PSD interventions across Asia and the Pacific focusing on agriculture, leather, livestock, export, finance, nutrition, education, gender and tourism. He was also part of the advanced results measurement workshop for leading industry practitioners in 2017. Muneeb has previously worked in various technical capacities with the Market Development Facility (MDF) Project, where he successfully led the Pakistan country team through a DCED audit and supported other MDF country teams in preparing for it. Muneeb is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

Click here for Muneeb Zulfiqar’s CV. Muneeb can be contacted here, and is currently based in Canada.

Mujaddid Mohsin

Muja has ten years of technical and managerial experience with the market systems development approach in emerging markets in Africa, South Asia and the Pacific. His experiences cover programming in urban and rural sectors. He specialises in developing and managing results measurement systems that comply with the DCED Standard for Results Measurement. He has prepared programs like Katalyst and the Market Development Facility (MDF) to undergo multiple formal audits.

Click here for Muja’s CV.  Muja can be contacted here, and is based in Fiji.

Muaz Jalil

Muaz has twelve years of experience in private sector development, inclusive finance and results measurement. He had senior management role in various projects. He provided advisory services to projects in Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Fiji and conducted numerous trainings on M&E & Market systems. Muaz holds an MA in Economics from UBC, Canada, and an MPhil from University of Cambridge, UK; he has received trainings on network analysis, RCT and social valuation. Muaz is a DCED-approved auditor.

Click here for Muaz’s CV. Muaz can be contacted here, and is based in London, UK.

Mihaela Balan

Mihaela has over 19 years experience in providing technical assistance for results measurement in Private Sector Development, socio-economic and governance programmes in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and Eastern Europe. Having completed advanced training on the DCED Standard, Mihaela  has assisted various programmes to move towards compliance. Mihaela speaks English, French, Italian, Bislama and Romanian; she is a DCED-approved auditor.

Click here for Mihaela Balan’s CV. Mihaela can be contacted here, and is currently based in Australia.

Makararavy Ty

Ravy is currently the M&E Specialist at CAVAC, where she led the program through a DCED audit in 2013. Ravy has completed a course in M&E consulting with a focus on the DCED Standard and has recently assisted projects in Fiji, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan with pre-audit reviews and technical assistance to improve their M&E systems.  She speaks Khmer, English, French and Thai.

Click here for Makararavy Ty’s CV. Makararavy can be contacted here, and is currently based in Cambodia.

Hans Posthumus

Hans has been active in Private Sector Development since 1986. Hans regularly conducts courses in results measurement using the DCED Standard, market and value chain development. He has been actively involved in the development of the DCED Standard for Results Measurement in early 2008. He speaks English, Portuguese and Dutch, and is a DCED-approved Auditor.

Click here for Hans Posthumus’ CV. Hans can be contacted here, and is currently based in the Netherlands.

Emeka Eluemunor

Emeka has nine years of experience working in result measurement across a wide variety of sectors. He has had experience applying the DCED Standard to private sector development projects working in agriculture, access to finance, women’s economic empowerment, waste management, micro retailing, construction and real estate. Emeka also has 7 years of experience working in the public and private sectors. He has an MSc in Economics and is a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Click here for Emeka Eluemunor’s CV. Emeka can be contacted here, and is currently based in Nigeria.

Elisa Roth

Elisa has ten years’ experience in project coordination, implementation and research in UN agencies and NGOs in Europe and Africa. She has experience of setting up and implementing flexible monitoring systems sensitive to context and budget.

Click here for Elisa Roth’s CV.  Elisa can be contacted here, and is currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Deanna Salpietra

Deanna has over eight years of experience in innovative private sector, market development and financial sector programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Deanna has worked as both a project manager and technical consultant for donor and private clients. She speaks English and Spanish.

Click here for Deanna Salpietra’s CV. Deanna can be contacted here or here.

Ben Fowler

Ben is a co-founder and Principal at MarketShare Associates with experience supporting social impact measurement, pro-poor market strategies and the application of the DCED Standard across Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. He speaks English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Swahili, and is a DCED-approved auditor.

Click here for Ben Fowler’s CV. Ben can be contacted here, and is currently based in Denver, USA.

Alexandra Miehlbradt

Alexandra Miehlbradt is a Director of Miehlbradt Consulting Ltd., and has over twenty-five years of experience as a consultant, practitioner, trainer and researcher. She specialises in monitoring and results measurement, and pro-poor enterprise and market development. She is a DCED-approved Auditor.

Click here for Alexandra Miehlbradt’s CV. Alexandra can be contacted here, and is currently based in New Zealand.

Adam Kessler

Adam is a monitoring and evaluation specialist with experience developing simple, practical results measurement systems for large private sector development programmes. The DCED Standard is an area of particular focus, and he has written guidance on following the Standard and successfully taken a programme through an audit. He has worked on industrial development, agriculture, market systems, and challenge funds. Publications include practical advice for selecting sample sizesusing the DCED Standard in challenge funds, and Why Evaluations Fail.

Click here for Adam’s CV.  Adam can be contacted here, and is currently based in the UK.