Fiona Barr

Fiona Barr, Senior Director, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Fiona joined the Center in 2018 and is responsible for leading the design, development, and implementation of the Center’s cross-organizational ME&L system and strategy, focusing on identifying performance management tools and processes to measure the effectiveness and impact of programs and operations, building the capacity field-based teams and partners, and enabling evidence-based decision making across the organization.

Prior to joining the Center, Fiona was the Senior Director for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative where she was responsible for establishing its ME&L strategy, team and system.  She has worked in global health and sexual and reproductive health and rights for over 20 years in diverse country settings. This has included leading IAVI’s European government resource mobilization team; working with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance where she served as the Asia-Pacific Regional Representative, and also led the Alliance’s India country program with over 120 partners across 5 states; developing and implementing programs delivering sexual and reproductive health programs on the ground with Population Services International in Pakistan, and supporting field programs with Marie Stopes International in Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya and Yemen.

Fiona received her Ph.D. in Adolescent Reproductive Health from the Faculty of Medicine (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK; her M.Sc.(Econ.) in Population Policies and Programmes from the University of Wales College of Cardiff, UK, and her B.A. in Geography and Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK.