Location: Mexico

Fields of expertise: monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), theory of change, outcome harvesting, environment, climate change, agriculture, urban development

Linkedin profileGiovanna Montagner

Giovanna Montagner has 10 years of experience as an evaluator across different policy areas, including climate change, agriculture and urban development; her focus is on complex interventions, qualitative methods and theory of change approaches. Currently, she works as a freelance consultant based between Mexico City and Oaxaca, Mexico; she is also an active member of the Mexican Evaluation Society (ACEVAL), where she heads the Learning Community on Evaluation Innovation.

In 2018-2019, she collaborated with CLEAR LAC in the evaluation of Walmart Mexico Foundation’s Smallholder Market Access Program and in PRiME, an IFAD-funded training program in M&E. Between 2013 and 2017, she worked as an evaluation manager at the Mexican Ministry of the Environment, where she helped develop an M&E system for Mexican climate policy and conduct the first evaluation cycle. Previously, she was a researcher and evaluator at El Colegio de México. Giovanna holds a MA in Urban Studies from El Colegio de México and a BA in International Affairs from the University of Trieste, Italy. She also has a certificate from the International Program on Development Evaluation Training.

Giovanna was born and raised in Italy, but lives in Mexico since 2007. She loves walking in nature, cooking, dancing, reading, practicing meditation and arts; sometimes, she helps her husband, a visual artist, with his painting.