Lisa Frantzen

Lisa Frantzen

Senior Consultant

Lisa’s experience includes working with foundations, nonprofits, governments, and corporations to increase the effectiveness of their social change efforts. Her work has centered on performance measurement and evaluation, strategic planning, and building evaluative capacity within organizations.

At TCC Group, Lisa has led evaluation engagements with clients including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Pew Charitable Trusts, Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, Hand in Hand International, Women Deliver, and Princeton in Africa.

How Do We Evaluate Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

What can we do to effectively evaluate progress towards the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This was one of the principal questions asked at the recent conference hosted in Guanajuato, Mexico by three international evaluation associations: the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), the Latin American and Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation, and Systematization Network (ReLAC), and the Latin American and Caribbean Monitoring and Evaluation Network (REDLACME).

Throughout the three-day conference, which brought together approximately 500 evaluators and evaluation commissioners from 47 different countries, I gathered seven recurring themes posed as answers to this one question. Continue reading

Building Evaluation Capacity Across International Offices

For NGOs with offices in a wide variety of geographic locations, establishing a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system that works for both the headquarters office and field offices can be a real challenge. If those offices operate in different countries, that challenge becomes even harder.

As a former program manager for Latin American health programs, I appreciate that needs and outcomes differ by region, by country, and even sometimes by community. I remember long conversations with my colleagues about how a solution for one geographical area would never get off the ground in another! So, how can we create a measurement framework that serves both field office and headquarters’ needs? Continue reading