Jackie Yiptong Avila has a Masters in Administration and BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. She has also completed the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation at Carleton University.
After a long career at Statistics Canada, where she has built her expertise in the survey methodology, research, project management and training, Jackie became independent international consultant specialising in mixed methods evaluations. Her work has taken her to Haiti, West Africa and the Middle East. She has designed and performed formative and impact evaluations of UNDP, UNFPA, USDA Feed for Progress and USAID Feed the Future programs. Sectors of expertise are education, nutrition and health; agriculture and value chains; women empowerment and micro-enterprises. She has extensive expertience in training: survey methodology and program evaluation. She has provided effective guidance to executives of various organizations in the area of managing for results with emphasis on the development of logic models and performance measurement frameworks.
Jackie has extensive experience in teaching Survey Methodology and training interviewers. She has facilitated UNICEF MICS workshops and she is very familiar with the Demographic Health Survey (DHS) data. She was a facilitator for the World Bank Program IPDET, International Program for Development Evaluation training for several years before the program was terminated at Carleton University.
Jackie is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Mauritian Creole.