Zoe Driscoll

Principal Consultant

Zoe Driscoll has over 10 years of experience in evaluation for a variety of UN organisations (WFP, FAO, IFAD, UNDP, UNICEF and UN Women), and for other international agencies (DFID, ECW, Irish Aid, CABRI, MFA Finland), including both large, complex multi-country evaluations and a number of country programme evaluations. Zoe’s thematic area of focus is on gender, climate change and environment, and rural livelihoods. Zoe has excellent qualitative and quantitative research skills, as well as a strong understanding of evaluation methods. Recent assignments include: Deputy Team Leader for the evaluation of WFP Lesotho’s Country Strategic Plan (2023); Evaluator for the global evaluation of the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (UN Women, WFP, IFAD and FAO), leading three country studies (2021); Evaluator and Research Coordinator for the long-term monitoring and evaluation of WFP’s sustainable food systems and livelihood resilience programme in Kenya 2019-2023, including acting as Deputy Team Leader for the 2022 outcome monitoring exercise; and Evaluator and Research Coordinator for the Evaluation of the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) First Emergency Response (FER) funding modality (2020). Zoe has also played a key role in the WOLTS project –  a major research study in support of women’s land rights. Zoe’s geographic expertise focuses on Eastern and Southern Africa.

MSc Environment and International Development, University of East Anglia, UK (2010)
MA (Hons) Geography, University of Edinburgh, UK (2009)