About

Evidence and Evaluation Consulting

 

Our Story

 

EEC combines a wealth of experience in evaluation, both within Australia and on the international stage with organizations such as the United Nations and other international agencies. We champion evidence-informed policy and program design and delivery, recognizing that incorporating evidence increases the likelihood of our interventions yielding social, economic, and environmental benefits for our communities.

EEC is an Australian registered business and accredited under the NSW Pre-qualification Scheme, specifically Performance and Management Services Scheme.

 

Mission

 

Our mission is to design and deliver rigorous, ethical, and insightful program evaluations. We are inspired by the pursuit of learning, driving improvements, and facilitating better decision making.

 

Vision

 

EEC envisions a future where evidence-based insights fuel positive societal change. We strive to be a global leader in program evaluation, empowering organizations to make informed decisions, drive continuous improvement, and ultimately create a brighter, more equitable world.

Mohammad Alatoom

Mohammad Alatoom, the founder of EEC, is an environmentalist by education, background and passion. He brings long professional experience in strategic program design, delivery and evaluation, policy analysis and planning. He has been providing strategic evaluation services to NSW Government and United Nations (UN) programs.

Mohammad led multiple program evaluations under the NSW Climate Change Fund, Biodiversity Conservation and Science (BCS) (formerly Office of Environment and Heritage) and NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE). These programs were related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate resilience, climate science, Royal Botanic Gardens programs, housing and many others. Mohammad is the main author of the NSW Climate Change Fund (CCF) Evaluation Framework that defines the evaluation requirements, principles, standards, criteria and uses of evaluation under the CCF. 

Throughout his career, Mohammad has led program evaluations in areas related to climate change, water, clean energy, biodiversity conservation, land degradation, water harvesting and efficiency, management of hazardous waste, management of solid waste and crisis management, urban planning, disaster risk reduction (floods, bushfires, droughts), youth development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Key evaluation projects

 

 

In Australia

 

Disaster Risk Reduction Fund – Monitoring and Evaluation Grantee Support Services. Client: NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSWRA) (formerly Resilience NSW).

EEC was engaged to build capacity of diverse grantees (across regional NSW) and project typologies, provide succinct materials and guidance for preparing M&E plans and data collection, support grantees to identify how deliverables at the project level can contribute to outcomes in the DRRF Program Evaluation Plan, and how program level outcomes and benefits can be reported on and support grantees and program managers understand what types of data to collect.

 

Evaluation Services for Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Adaptive Pathways Planning & Integrated Strategic Assessment (ISA) (ongoing). Client: NSW Department Planning and Environment.

EEC was engaged to undertake the final evaluation of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Adaptive Pathways Planning ISA Pilot, design and undertake the evaluation of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Adaptive Pathways Planning project (IS RAPP).

 

Develop Monitoring and Evaluation and Reporting Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Science Programs. Client: NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

EEC was engaged to develop a monitoring, evaluation & reporting plan and a program logic map that captures and structures program outcomes to guide how SEID will implement Actions 3, 5 and CCF80-1 to achieve program outcomes.

International Experience

 

Mohammad is a lead International Evaluator of a wide spectrum of programs across multiple countries, including Australia, Canada, PNG, Turkey, Uganda, Rwanda, Jordan, Fiji, Bosnia, and Herzegovina (BiH), Uzbekistan, Iraq, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, and others. These programs include environment, sustainable Energy, water management, disaster risk reduction, youth development, economic development, human security, health and many others.

 

Published Work

 

  • Lead evaluator of Terminal Evaluation of the ‘Mainstreaming Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds into key productive sectors along valley/Red Sea flyway (PIMS1787). Client: UNDP-GEF project. The report is available here.
  • Lead Evaluator of the UN joint programme “Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.  Client: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The purpose of the Final Evaluation was to provide an impartial in-depth review of all aspects of the Joint UN Programme Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including its planning, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting. The evaluation report is available here.
  • Lead evaluator of Terminal Evaluation of ‘Enhancing National Capacities for Improved Public Participation for Implementing Rio Conventions’ project – Egypt. Client: UNDP. The report is available here.
  • International Evaluator of High-Level Review of ICAO’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Client: International Civil Aviation Organisation -Canada. The report is available here.
  • Lead evaluator of Final Term Evaluation of the Climate Aggregation Program. UNDP- New York. Evaluation report available here.
  • Lead Evaluator of “Environmentally Sound Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in industrial and hazardous waste sectors” project in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Client: UNDP. Full report is available here.
  • Lead Evaluator of UNDP-UNFPA Uzbekistan Joint Programme “Building the Resilience of Local Communities Against Health, Environmental and Economic Insecurities in the Aral Sea Region” Environment and Climate Action Cluster, in Uzbekistan. Client: UNDP. Evaluation report is available here.

 

Unpublished Work

 

  • Lead Evaluator of Final term evaluation of the ‘Blue economy as a catalyst to green recovery’ project. Client: UNDP Guinea Bissau.
  • Global Fund Coral Reef Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant to develop and operationalise a robust M&E framework to monitor impact of the programme in Fiji Investing in Coral Reefs and the Blue Economy and is a Joint Programme (JP). Client: United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) Fiji.
  • Global Fund Coral Reef Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant to develop and operationalise a robust M&E framework to monitor impact of the ‘Investing in Coral Reefs and Blue Economy’ program in Papua New Guinea. Client: UNDP Papua New Guinea.

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