Matthew Smith

Principal Consultant

Matthew has over 15 years experience designing, developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems throughout Africa. His original training in African History and Psychology is complemented by three years of intensive doctoral level coursework in the fields of Evaluation and Statistics whilst studying in the USA as a Fulbright Scholar. Matthew’s main areas of specialisation are poverty alleviation, governance, and aid effectiveness; and he is an experienced Team Leader with substantial experience of project design, execution, programme monitoring and evaluation and project cycle management. Recent assignments include working on major poverty alleviation initiatives in rural areas in South Africa, developing the M&E system that will track AusAID funded initiatives in 53 African countries and contributing to aid effectiveness debates at the global level as part of the Task Team to assess the effects of aid conditionality on partner countries.

MA (Distinction), Rhodes University (1992)
MSc (Fulbright), Syracuse University (1997)
BA (Hons), University of Cape Town (1988)
BA, University of Cape Town (1987)