Elizabeth Stahl joined Democracy International in 2018 as a Technical Specialist in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning providing ME&L design, strategy, and technical assistance to DI’s democracy programs and business development. She works across teams to design and operationalize systems and tools for measurement, accountability, and learning. She has served on teams for project monitoring, evaluation, and implementation in North and South America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe.
In her prior role, Ms. Stahl served on the ME&L and Food Security team at Crown Agents USA, where, in addition to ME&L for projects and proposals, she conducted an evaluation of a Rwandan civil servant investment promotion training program and led collaborative workshops with government stakeholders for sustainability planning. She designed and completed several internal assessments of M&E and proposal development capacities and contributed to an ME&L concepts course for international staff and partners. Previously, Ms. Stahl worked for over four years as a project manager at Development & Training Services (the former dTS) and then Palladium, where she managed a portfolio of USG-funded civil society strengthening, public health reform, agriculture, and other programs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. At dTS, she served for three years on an M&E project for USAID’s inaugural climate change strategy. She has also managed or assessed USG activities for countering violent extremism, training and monitoring of civil society organizations in non-permissive environments, and food security.
Ms. Stahl earned a MA in International Development Studies, focused on M&E for democracy and governance development, from The George Washington University. As part of her MA program, she served as a consultant researching independent media development, conducting field research in Nicaragua to examine the application of the client’s media development framework and the role of radio and other media in civil society advocacy and accountability. She holds a BA in Spanish and International Affairs, with a minor in Latin American Studies, from University of Puget Sound. Ms. Stahl speaks fluent Spanish and basic French.