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Veronica Olazabal

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Veronica Olazabal, Director of Measurement, Evaluation and Organizational Performance at The Rockefeller Foundation is an award-winning impact measurement and management expert with a professional portfolio ranging 15 years and four continents (Africa, Asia, North and South America). Previously, she led social impact measurement and evaluation at the MasterCard Foundation, social venture Nuru International and non-profits the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the Food Bank for New York City.

Ms. Olazabal serves on the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Board of Directors and is founder of AEA’s Social Impact Measurement (SIM) Group. She also currently serves as an Advisor on Impact Measurement and Management to the Global Impact Investors Network, Bridges Fund Management, and the World Economic Forum’s Design Team.

Interested in the role of data, technology and feedback in driving impact in emerging markets, she has also co-chaired InterAction’s (the largest U.S. network of international NGOs) Working Group for Evaluation and Program Effectiveness and represented civil society for the United Nation’s discussions on development effectiveness. She is a frequent contributor to ICT Works and AEA365 with recent publications including Situating the Next Generation of Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Impact Investing published by The Rockefeller Foundation and The role of new information and communication technologies in equity-focused evaluation published in Evaluation.