Enrico Paul Neumann is the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Practice Lead at Nathan’s London office with more than ten years of professional experience, including seven years designing, delivering, and quality assuring monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) assignments for Nathan. Mr. Neumann’s MEL experience cuts across a range of sectors. He is equally comfortable operating in private sector development, financial inclusion and education as he is in land and agriculture. Recently, he headed the monitoring and evaluation practice for FCDO’s £72m Land Investment for Transformation programme in Ethiopia. In this role, he implemented an extensive evaluation of the programme’s theory of change, including large-scale quantitative impact evaluations and in-depth qualitative studies. Mr. Neumann has delivered DCED-compliant results-measurement frameworks for FCDO programmes across sub-Saharan Africa. He has quality-assured rigorous experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations, including randomised control trials and quasi-experimental designs, as part of FCDO’s £500m Girls’ Education Challenge Fund Manager team.
Mr. Neumann has also delivered extensive data analytics and research projects for clients such as World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) Tanzania, Mercy Corps AgriFin, FinScope, and the Mastercard Foundation. For CGAP, he led a team of five data analysts to conduct complex data analysis of CGAP’s smallholder diaries and household surveys across Africa and South Asia. As part of the assignment, he analysed the economic profiles of Nigerian smallholder farmers to understand barriers to financial inclusion and provide business opportunities for private sector stakeholders.
Before Nathan, Mr. Neumann was a project manager at KPMG UK, ensuring the high-quality delivery of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) Secretariat. In this role, he managed and quality assured the delivery of up to eight ICAI reports at a time, across different delivery stages, teams of experts, and thematic areas, while adhering to the high standards of ICAI and the House of Commons International Development Committee (IDC).