Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Yehia Eldozdar joins infoDev as the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and is tasked to design, implement and evaluate results frameworks for our programs, which entails working with our team, clients and end beneficiaries.
Prior to joining infoDev, Yehia was part of IFC’s Investment Climate team in the MENA region where he spent seven years working on a number of business regulatory reform projects in Egypt, Lebanon and West Bank and Gaza. He also worked on developing a number of impact estimation models for IFC advisory products including business regulation, business edge and credit bureaus. Yehia also worked with the global Jobs team on executing two impact estimation studies for Financial institutions and Agri business for IFC investments in Lebanon and Egypt respectively. Before joining the World Bank group, Yehia worked for seven years as an SME Policy Development Specialist in the Office of the Ministries of Economy, Foreign Trade & Finance in Egypt. His work included consultations with the private sector on issues related to SME definition, legal and regulatory matters facing enterprises from start-up to operations to exit and the drafting of policy papers related to those issues.
Yehia holds an MSc in Economic Development & International Trade from the University of Reading in the UK and a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo.
Ellen leads the Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy program (CSBKE) funded by Finland. The program promotes the growth of early-stage enterprises in the Mekong, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Ellen also supports the Program Manager with infoDev’s strategy and business development efforts. For example, Ellen initiated infoDev’s new work on agribusiness innovation, which aims to accelerate the growth of innovative, value adding agribusiness enterprises in developing countries, starting in Africa. She is also leading an assessment for a future work program in North Africa and the Middle East. Before joining infoDev, Ellen was a consultant to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), working on grassroots business development and social entrepreneurship. Ellen has worked as product and partnership manager for other organizations in the public and private sector, and has experience in designing and managing both global, regional and country-level information and technology (IT) projects (Angola, Morocco and Tanzania). Ellen has an MBA in International Finance and an MA in International Affairs focused on Sub-Saharan Africa.