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Mary Strode

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Principal Consultant
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Mary Strode is a statistician with over 20 years' experience in developing countries, including Africa, central Asia, the Pacific and central America. She is currently supporting the data quality component of the Millennium Challenge Accounts in Namibia and Vanuatu, the analysis of the most recent Zambian Living Conditions Monitoring Survey and the development of district statistical capacity in Mozambique. She has a background in statistical capacity building and statistical reform and led a project to provide an international evaluation framework for statistical capacity building, which included country and donor case studies evaluated in the context of the Paris Declaration. She has seven years' experience of developing statistical modernisation strategies and of coordinating national statistical systems and has worked in this capacity in Ethiopia, South Africa, Liberia, Pakistan, the Gambia and Rwanda. In South Africa, she also supported the development of a statistical quality assessment frameworks and instruments for coordinating the national statistical system. She implemented statistical reform in Rwanda and the Gambia and recently authored a paper on comparative models of statistical governance for DFID. Mary's academic background is in survey statistics (MSc Survey Methods). She recently designed the forthcoming Living Conditions Survey in Rwanda, which followed on from the project she led to support the design and analysis of the 2005/6 survey. Her survey experience includes a panel-design Household Budget Survey and quality assurance and analysis of several Living Condition Monitoring type surveys. She recently authored a DFID 'How to' note on gender analysis of household surveys and has a special interest in labour force analysis. Mary previously worked for DFID and as an independent consultant, which included secondment to statistical offices, long-term advisory roles and short-term assignments. In 1999, she was seconded to the OECD where she worked to establish the PARIS21 initiative. At the OECD, she worked extensively on statistical advocacy materials, including the conception and production of the film 'Measuring the Change in World Poverty' and the conceptualisation and facilitation of peer reviews of statistical systems in African countries.

Nov 2015-Oct 2016
Namibia
2010-2014
Rwanda
2013-2014
Rwanda
2011-2012
International
2011-2012
Vanuatu
September - November 2011
Vanuatu
September - November 2011
Barbados
2011-2013
Rwanda
2011-2012
South Africa
2010-2013
Mali
September - November 2011
Zambia
2010-2011
Uganda
June 2010
International
February - April 2010
Gambia
June - July 2009
Mozambique
2009-2013
International
2008-2009
Ethiopia
2007-2008
International
2007-2008
United Kingdom
June 2007
Rwanda
April - May 2007
Tanzania
April - June 2007
Rwanda
February - April 2007
Gambia
April - July 2006
Liberia
February - April 2006
Nicaragua
February - April 2006
Albania
2004 - 2008
South Africa
2004-2010
South Africa
2004-2010
Rwanda
2003-2007
Rwanda
2003-2007
Krygzstan
2001-2005