Molly Hageboeck is I4DI’s MERL Director Emerita. Winner of USAID’s Excellence in Evaluation Award, Ms. Hageboeck is an expert in performance monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system design and improvement, whose clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of Labor, multilateral donors (UNDP, UNCDF, UNECA), the Government of Zambia and multiple non-governmental organizations. Ms. Hageboeck provided technical leadership for USAID MEL projects in Uganda, South Sudan and USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment. Her landmark reports, Meta Evaluation of the Quality and Coverage of USAID Evaluations, and Evaluation Utilization at USAID are highlighted on that Agency’s main evaluation webpage. Her evaluation of the U.S. government’s $5 billion investment trade capacity building through 35 U.S. government agencies highlighted “what worked” and led to a policy update as well as the creation of Project Starter, a comprehensive online MEL training resource for managers of U.S. government trade capacity and other technical portfolios. In 2019 her two newest studies, Learning from Evaluation Syntheses, and Impact Evaluation: Critical Challenges/Promising Solutions were released. Ms. Hageboeck is an expert evaluation trainer, whose Certificate Program in Evaluation, pioneered at George Washington University, and taught most recently at Georgetown University, has been provided on site for non-governmental organizations and for USAID Missions worldwide. Ms. Hageboeck earlier served as Chief of Staff at USAID. She is a long-term member of the American Evaluation association and served as the Executive Vice President of the consulting firm that developed the Logical Framework and facilitated its institutionalization in foreign assistance agencies worldwide. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Princeton University.