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ICGFM DC Forum, April 5, 2017 - US GAO Foreign Assistance Evaluation Report

April 5, 2017

US GAO Foreign Assistance Evaluation Report

International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
DC Forum Luncheon

Our Speaker:
Gergana Danailova-Trainor
Senior Economist
Government Accountability Office

In 2016, the GAO released its latest in a series of reports on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of foreign assistance programs.  The report a meta evaluation conducted by the GAO of completed evaluations in fiscal year 2015 by the leading foreign assistance agencies.  The GAO’s report examines:  (1) the extent to which foreign assistance program evaluations met key evaluation quality criteria; (2) the costs of the agencies’ evaluations and factors that affect these costs; and (3) the extent to which the agencies ensure the dissemination of evaluation reports within the agency and to the public.

Our Speaker:
Gergana Danailova-Trainor has been a Senior Economist with the US Government Accountability Office since September 2005.  Ms. Danailova-Trainor has provided technical expertise and has led teams in International Affairs and Trade (IAT) in assessing the performance of programs and the effects of policies implemented by U.S. government agencies. She has developed proposals, contributed her analytical expertise to the design and implementation of GAO audits, and has worked on multiple engagements in most major IAT portfolio areas including:  international security; foreign assistance; international trade; human rights; international sanctions; and foreign affairs management.

Prior to joining GAO, Ms. Danailova-Trainor was an Assistant Professor at the City College of New York and conducted research as a principal investigator researching Bulgarian women in transition to market economy and EU enlargement, and women entrepreneurs and workers in the apparel industry in Bulgaria.  Ms. Danailova-Trainor was also a researcher, teaching assistant and instructor at Johns Hopkins University, Wayne State University and the College of Notre Dame.

A Three Course, Served Luncheon is included
Price:               Member - $35,  Non-Member - $37.50

Location:          Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
                        1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
                        Washington, DC 20036

Time:               12:00-1:30pm

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