Greet Peersman

Greet Peersman
  • Category: Faculty
  • Job Title: Deputy Director, BetterEvaluation
  • Organisation: ANZSOG
  • Suburb/Town: Melbourne
  • State/Region: VIC
  • Country: Australia
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Areas of expertise

  • Evaluation

Associate Professor Greet Peersman has more than 30 years’ experience in M&E in public health and international development (focus areas include: child protection, civil society, governance, health promotion, health services, HIV/AIDS, human rights, malaria, tuberculosis). She has been the Deputy Director of the BetterEvaluation Project since 2013, an international collaboration to improve evaluation theory and practice.

Previous positions include:

  • Senior Evaluation Advisor to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Geneva
  • Deputy Director for M&E of the Global AIDS Program at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta
  • Program Director of the Centre for the Evaluation of Health Promotion and Social Interventions (EPPI-Centre) at the University of London, London

Dr Peersman has provided M&E support to a range of international and donor agencies (including DFAT, DFID, EU, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNOPS, USAID, WHO, World Bank). She has worked with government departments and NGOs on M&E system strengthening in a wide range of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin & South America.

Dr Peersman has published widely, including global standards and normative guidance for M&E, M&E tools, evaluation reports, systematic reviews and peer-reviewed papers. She is the co-editor and a co-author of the book Using research for effective health promotion [Open University Press, 2001] and Global advances in HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation [New Directions for Evaluation 2004: 103].

ANZSOG programs

Beginning in 2017, Dr Peersman will be co-leading topical workshops for ANZSOG.

Selected publications
  • Peersman. G., Rogers, P., & Herft, N. (in collaboration with IDRC staff). (2016) Program Managers’ Guide to Evaluation [on-line, interactive guidance for commissioning and managing evaluations including support for generating Terms of Reference; http://betterevaluation.org/en/commissioners_guide].
  • Peersman, G. & Rogers, P. (2016) Addressing equity issues in monitoring and evaluation. In: Evidence and practice in an age of inequality. Development Bulletin 77: 37-42.
  • Peersman, G., Rogers, P., Guijt, I., Hearn, S., Pasanen, T., & Buffardi, A. (2015). When and how to develop an impact-oriented monitoring and evaluation system. London: Overseas Development Institute & Melbourne: BetterEvaluation.
  • Peersman, G., Guijt, I., & Pasanen, T. (2015) Evaluability assessment for impact evaluation: Guidance, checklist and decision support. London: Overseas Development Institute & Melbourne: BetterEvaluation.
  • Peersman, G. (2014). Methodological Brief on Impact Evaluation: Evaluative Criteria. New York: UNICEF.
  • Peersman, G. (2014). Methodological Brief on Impact Evaluation: Overview of Data Collection and Analysis Methods. New York: UNICEF.
  • Rogers, P. J., & Peersman, G. (2014). Developing a research agenda for impact evaluation in development. IDS Bulletin, 45(6), 85-99.
  • Fletcher, G., Peersman, G., Bertrand, W., & Rugg, D. (2014). M&E competencies in support of the AIDS response: A sector-specific example. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 28(3).
  • Gruskin, S., Ferguson, L., Alfven, T., Rugg, D., & Peersman, G. (2013). Identifying structural barriers to an effective HIV response: using the National Composite Policy Index data to evaluate the human rights, legal and policy environment. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 16.
  • Laga, M., Rugg, D., Peersman, G., & Ainsworth, M. (2012). Evaluating HIV prevention effectiveness: the perfect as the enemy of the good. Aids, 26(7), 779-783.