Eric Smith

Manager of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Eric joined Coady in 2016 and currently leads the Institute’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities. As a “data-nerd” he enjoys exploring how participatory quantitative and qualitative MEL methods can transform power and agency to empower people, organizations and partners. He is strongly committed to learning with others in a collaborative fashion. In practice, this means taking a holistic approach to working across departments and programs to ensure purposeful systems that meet internal and external needs. As Manager of MEL, Eric’s responsibilities include leading the design and implementation of Coady’s MEL strategy, processes, and tools across its programs.

Prior to joining Coady, Eric worked with Genuine Progress Index Atlantic, supporting youth learning and environmental initiatives in Northern India. He also worked with the International Development Research Centre’s Canadian Partnerships and Fellowships and Awards programs. There, he carried out research on higher education programs in the global South and organizational learning in the civil society sector, as well as providing program management and monitoring and evaluation support to both programs.

Eric holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Carleton University and a Bachelor in Humanities and Philosophy from Carleton University. Outside of work you can find Eric cycling, volunteering at Keppoch Mountain, and enjoying the outdoors.