Anna Hakobyan

Executive Director, Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation

Anna leads CIFF’s EME team and oversees evidence generation, monitoring and evaluation of CIFF’s portfolio of investments across all sectors.

Before joining CIFF in 2009, Anna led the Learning and Evaluation function at Y Care International working on programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Before this, Anna was a Senior Policy and Research Coordinator at Transparency International where she developed and managed an evidence-based advisory desk for governments and multilateral agencies on good governance and transparency. In the early years of her career, Anna worked at the World Bank and led development and climate programmes at a grassroots NGO in Armenia.

Her professional interests and expertise include strategy and portfolio level evaluations, assessing the impact of policy and advocacy investments, transparency and accountability.

Anna holds a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, UK and is a Soros Foundation scholar. She was elected and served as Trustee of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development and is engaged with a number of European and Africa-based networks focusing on issues of impact, quality and accountability in the international development sector.