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Ewan Snedden Director - Programme Management & Policy Advice

MSc (Distinction) Agricultural Economics; BA (Hons) Economics

Ewan Snedden is Associate Director of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) at WYG and Project Director on several of WYG’s MEL projects. Ewan is a development economist with more than 20 years’ experience in the UK and overseas working with the public and private sectors.

Ewan’s overseas development experience includes two years as an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellow in Uganda on multilateral aid projects in the 1990s. Recently, Ewan has worked in monitoring and evaluation roles linked to programmes funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). He is currently Project Director for an M4P (Making Markets Work for the Poor) evaluation in Ghana and another in Northern Nigeria, and has an active role in several ongoing evaluations in West Africa, East Africa and Zambia. He is also directing the real-time learning component of a renewable energy programme in Somaliland and has recent project appraisal experience of water infrastructure investment in southern Africa.

Ewan has excellent experience of evaluating the socio-economic aspects of projects, programmes and capital investments. Some of this work has related to transport infrastructure (lifeline roads, harbours, ports and airports), tourism, education and the renewable energy sector. Ewan also has extensive experience of survey-based primary data gathering techniques and data analysis, either as stand-alone surveys or as part of wider socio-economic studies, monitoring and evaluation programmes or development assignments. Clients have included DFID/International Development consultancies, Regional Development Agencies, National and Local Government, the NHS, various universities, private companies and public bodies/quangos.