Fred Carden

Fred Carden is an evaluation specialist with a focus on methods and a particular interest in the use of evidence in policy processes. 

He has over 30 years’ experience in evaluating development research and programming, and the development of evaluation methodologies. 

In 2015 Fred established Using Evidence Inc., a global consultancy that focuses on efforts to improve the use of research and evaluative evidence in decision making, at which he is Principal.

Dr. Carden’s current work includes evaluating implementation research, exploring the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in middle-income countries, and integrating learning and evaluative thinking more effectively into organizations through a range of projects in two main areas: maternal, neonatal and child health, and the design of evaluation and learning systems with organizations.

He is an Advisor to the Doing Research project of the Global Development Network. He sits on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Evaluation, the Journal of Evidence and Policy, and New Directions for Evaluation.

He has published widely on evaluation methods as well as on the use of evidence in public policy.

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Montreal and a Fellowship in Sustainability Science at Harvard. 

Dr. Carden is the Chair of the Board of the Partnership for Economic Policy.


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Dr Fred Carden
Using Evidence Inc.

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