Fred Carden is an experienced development professional who has built an international reputation for his work in evaluation and knowledge to policy processes. He has wide global experience with strong experience in South and Southeast Asia as well as East and West Africa. He has published widely on evaluation methods as well as on the use of evidence in public policy.
In 2015, he formed a research and evaluation consultancy, Using Evidence Inc., that focuses on efforts to improve the use of research and evaluation evidence in decision making.
+1 613 252 8642
|2015~||Using Evidence Inc.
Clients include RTI International, EnCompass LLP and the MasterCard Foundation.
Senior Governance Research Specialist &
Lead Technical Advisor, Knowledge Sector Initiative, Indonesia
|1993~2013||International Development Research Centre (Canada)|
|1993~2004||Program Specialist, Evaluation|
|1981~1993||Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University|
|1989~1993||Canadian Advisor, University Consortium on the Environment
A project of Environmental Management Development in Indonesia
|1986~1989||Coordinator of Non-Degree Studies|
|1981~1986||Research Director, Moshi/York Cooperative Management Project|
|2008||Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Fellow in Sustainability Science
|1990||PhD, Université de Montréal (Aménagement)|
|1981||Master in Environmental Studies, York University|
|1979||Bachelor in Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo|
|2015||Review Panel for Design of ‘Examining Impact Enhancement’, a NOW WOTRO (The Netherlands) research call|
|2015~2017||Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Evidence and Policy|
|2015~2017||Editorial Advisory Board, American Journal of Evaluation|
|2014~2016||External Reference Group for the DFID evaluation of the International Growth Centre|
|2014~2015||Member of the Reference Group for the CIFOR Climate Change Mitigation Evaluation|
|2013~2015||Editorial Committee, New Directions for Evaluation|
|2013~2015||Selection Panel, ESRC/DFID Development Frontiers Competition|
|2012~2014||Editorial Board Canadian Public Administration|
|2012||Scientific Committee of the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems|
|2011~2015||International Advisory Committee for Joint MFSII evaluation, NWO/WOTRO, Netherlands|
|2010~2015||DFID/ESRC Joint Scheme Advisory Group|
|2006~2008||Member of the Stakeholder Advisory Network, Canadian Foundation for Innovation|
|2005~2009||External Expert Member of the Performance and Evaluation Committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada|