who we are
Dörte Pommerening: Highly motivated capacity development professional with 20 years experience in the international non-governmental sector – dynamic, strategic, excellent thinker – particular knowledge of advocacy, campaigning and social change. Dörte is an effective facilitator of groups, workshops and longer term processes. She is very inclusive and personable in her approach to people.
Alasdhair Collins: Value driven, excellent communicator, presents complex scenarios and challenging findings in sympathetic, jargon-free language. Analytical report writer, experienced webinar and face to face presenter with over 25 years experience in the voluntary sector in the UK and internationally. Alasdhair pays huge attention to detail and is a true problem solver. He created the Living Logframe approach as a solution to the heavy duty EC reporting guidelines.
Our projects focus on:
- international development (human rights, fair trade, micro-credits, health systems, corruption)
- environmental issues (climate change, ocean pollution, species protection)
- development education and awareness-raising (global education, advocacy, campaigning throughout Europe, overseas volunteering from Ireland & the UK, animal welfare in Ethiopia)
We believe passionately in the importance of evaluation. After all, if you don’t know how you are doing, how can you be sure that you are doing your best, that your work is relevant and needed and how can you be accountable to your donors, beneficiaries, supporters and staff? Our mission is to add value to your work thereby contributing to making the world a better place.
We do this through final project evaluations, strategic reviews, or best of all through integrating monitoring and evaluation into your project management cycle of planning, implementing, measuring and assessing, learning and adapting. With our extensive toolbox to choose from and tons of experience we can tailor an appropriate package of methods and systems to meet your needs and budget.
Alasdhair and Dörte have worked collaboratively for 15 years. Between us we have over 45 years experience of working in the voluntary and private sectors covering project management and consultancy roles for a wide range of actors: funders, grassroots charities and large international NGOs. We have very complementary skills and maximise our respective inputs for each project at each phase.
For larger projects we draw on our extensive network of professionals to build the right team for the job.
Clients we have supported, some of them long-term, include Amnesty International, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK, Christian Aid Middle East, Comhlámh Ireland, Greenpeace UK, IDEA Ireland, INTRAC UK, Oxfam GB, Oxfam Germany, Restless Development UK, VSO UK, SERAP Nigeria, SOS Children’s Villages Austria, Suas Ireland, SPANA Ethiopia, UNICEF UK, Wemos Netherlands, YWCA England & Wales.
DP Evaluation’s work with our clients has been funded by, amongst others, Big Lottery Fund, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Commission, Ford Foundation, Irish Aid, Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, Oak Foundation and the UK Department for International Development.