Muriel Visser has over 20 years’ consultancy experience, with particular expertise in policy analysis, programme design and preparation, evaluation and aid management, as well as technical specialisms within education, health, and HIV/AIDS. Muriel is a skilled researcher (having worked both on quantitative and qualitative studies), and has conducted various primary and secondary research studies in her areas of specialisation (including case studies, literature reviews, content analyses, and statistical and financial analyses). Muriel has led large multi-donor country programme evaluations for various bilateral and multilateral agencies, including the UNICEF evaluation of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative and the Evaluation of REACH (Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger). Muriel has provided technical analysis and inputs into education, health, and HIV/AIDS policies and strategies for international agencies/programs as well as for recipient Governments, and has worked extensively on the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues such as gender and HIV/AIDS.
PhD Health Communication with Minor in Measurement and Statistics, Florida State University, USA (with Distinction) (2004)
MA Distance Education, University of London, UK (with Distinction) (1999)
Bachelor in Agricultural Sociology, Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands. Main areas of study: Agricultural Research and Agricultural Knowledge Systems (1989)