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Simon Hearn

Research Associate

  • Digital Societies
Portrait of Simon Hearn

Simon is an independent consultant supporting clients to develop systems for monitoring and evaluating research impact, policy influence and advocacy. He specialises in Outcome Mapping and has been the coordinator the Outcome Mapping Learning Community for the past ten years.

He was previously a Research Fellow with the Research and Policy in Development programme (now Digital Societies) at the Overseas Development Institute and coauthored the RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach: a guide to policy engagement and influence. He has written extensively on areas including monitoring and learning, impact evaluation, knowledge management, online communities, networks and coalitions. He was a founder member of the BetterEvaluation initiative and led several evaluation capacity building activities.