Dr Elizabeth G. Dunn, President of Impact LLC, is a research economist specialising in market-based solutions to poverty. For 25 years, she has focused on economic growth opportunities to benefit low-income households, with an emphasis on inclusive market systems, value chains, smallholder agriculture, and micro- and small enterprises. She has directed research and evaluation studies in more than 20 countries, while helping to advise multinational and bilateral donors, national governments, NGOs, and the private sector. Currently, she serves as a principal investigator for the USAID-funded Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, where she leads a research and collaboration agenda designed to improve monitoring, evaluation and learning in interventions that facilitate inclusive market systems.
Her work in evaluation received USDA’s National Exemplary Evaluation Award in 2004.
- Evaluating change in market systems: theory meets practice 
- Guidelines for monitoring, evaluation and learning in market systems development 
- Scale of outreach in market systems development: building the evidence base 
- Smallholders and inclusive growth in agricultural value chains 
- Evaluating systems and systemic change 
- Monitoring facilitation activities 
- Linking small-scale vegetable farmers to supermarkets: Effectiveness assessment of the GMED India project 
- Outreach, outcomes and sustainability in value chain projects 
- Assessing the effectiveness of economic growth programs 
- Time to learn: an evaluation strategy for revitalised foreign assistance 
- Planning for cost effective evaluation with evaluability assessment