Niamh Barry

"Nothing works for every person, in every context. I believe it’s possible to work towards a closer understanding of whether, how, and why programs work when we are engaged with the various impacts—positive and negative — of a digital world. I work to help practitioners plan and measure services that users want to, and can, use regularly. Having open conversations about the impact of digital is one of the most interesting aspects of my job."

Niamh is a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Caribou Digital. She has been working on research, measurement system development, and evaluation in both public and private sector programs, since 2008. Niamh has spent eight years based in Thailand, Zambia, Sierra Leone, and Uganda and her work has covered countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. She has established monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems at both program and organisation level, and has led over 50 evaluations using experimental and non-experimental designs. Her work focuses on establishing systems to measure and understand the impact of digital development on both clients and providers, over a range of sectors, including health, agriculture, and finance. Before joining Caribou Digital, Niamh was the Global Director for monitoring and evaluation at Grameen Foundation. In this role, she developed the organisation’s first global measurement system, led the organisation’s move towards lean data systems, and mentored and advised teams across seven countries. Niamh has a BA in History, Politics and Sociology from the University of Limerick and a MSc in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin.

Email them at: niamh@cariboudigital.net

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