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Tom Pellens

Senior Consultant

Tom Pellens is senior consultant within OPM’s Social Policy Programme focusing on monitoring and evaluation (M&E). He has over ten years of experience in M&E, programme management, and development research. His M&E expertise covers mixed methods impact evaluations (including randomised control trials), process evaluation, the design of M&E framework, and theory of change development. Furthermore, Tom has expertise in conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. Tom is currently leading the evaluation of the Girls Education Project (GEP3) in Nigeria, conducting the M&E of UNICEF’s global training programme on Public Finance for Children (PF4C), is developing the M&E framework of Zambia’s National Social Protection Policy, and recently led the participatory design of the theory of change of the Ligada Women Economic Empowerment Programme in Mozambique. Before his work at OPM, he managed impact evaluations in Zambia and Uganda in the fields of health, education, access to finance, technology adoption and small enterprise development as part of Innovations for Poverty Action and the Clinton Health Access  Initiative. Prior to his work in lower income countries he conducted evaluations of EU Structural Funds programmes and economic policies in Europe. Tom holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Master in Economics from the Catholic University of Leuven.