Elisabeth has lived and worked in New Zealand and Australia. She has traveled widely in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and has undertaken work for New Zealand MFAT in Tonga,
Samoa, Cook Islands, and Vanuatu.
Elisabeth has a PhD in Development Studies andMaster in Social Science Research (Applied), and has presented her work internationally. Elisabeth has over 20 years of experience in strategic research and programme evaluation. She is a mixed methodologist and an expert in developmental, formative (incl. process) and summative evaluation (incl. outcome and impact).
Elisabeth has experience designing monitoring evaluation, research and learning (MERL) plans; undertaking activity and programme evaluations; policy research on a range of sectors including: State-owned enterprise (SOE) governance in the Pacific, small and medium enterprise (SME) debt, the impact of adverse events on SMEs, restorative justice, youth offending, and aid investment in the Pacific.