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One South, is supported by team of international development specialists with strong methodological and practice-specific expertise. We build teams of diverse specialists to develop and carry out targeted and inclusive planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning activities. Many assignments also rely on the support of our global network of in-country partners, as we believe that localizing research for development ensures the sustainability of our impact. 

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Meet the team

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Andrés Navarrete

Founding Member & Principal Consultant

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Andrés has over 10 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning and has led evaluations for initiatives working in health, education, and advocacy in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has advanced methods training and has significant experience in capacity building, facilitation, and research design. Andrés has numerous multi-country evaluations and has  designed and facilitated several remote and in-person training courses for  young professionals. Andrés currently leads the firm. He holds a MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Integrated Social Sciences with a specialization in research methods from Jacobs University Bremen. 

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Tariq Omarshah

Founding Member

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Tariq has over 10 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning and has led evaluations for initiatives targeting health, education, gender and private sector development outcomes across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He is currently on a leave of absence from One South but continues to advise the firm on the implementation of its strategy. Tariq specializes in strengthening evidence use and fostering an evidence culture within philanthropic organizations . He has significant experience building and leading transdisciplinary teams. He holds a MSc in International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Politics and History (IPH) with a specialization in research methods from Jacobs University Bremen. 

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Eva is a development management specialist. She provides monitoring and evaluation services to projects working in  entrepreneurship, health and education and has supported a range of projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This has included projects supporting the economic empowerment of youth through digital inclusion, projects promoting improved teaching quality, and projects supporting health access for key populations. She has advanced methods training and significant experience in participatory methods of evaluation. She holds a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Politics and History (IPH) with a specialization in research methods from Jacobs University Bremen.

Eva Bolza-Schünemann

Consultant

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Marieke van Egmond

Research Advisor

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Marieke holds a PhD in Cross-cultural psychology. Her research examines topics relating to education and psychology from a cross-cultural perspective. At One South, she has developed and adapted psychometric measures  for evaluation of education and behavior change projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Marieke's work with One South has resulted in several peer reviewed publications. 

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Jo Seth-Smith

Senior Consultant

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Jo is a project management specialist with expertise managing sexual and reproductive health and education programs with a focus on gender and social inclusion. At One South, Jo has supported several assignments in education, health, gender, advocacy and entrepreneurship. Jo has conducted multi-country evaluations for health and education projects and has supported project design activities, drawing on a range of participatory methods. 

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James Gathogo

Consultant

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James is a Consultant at One South and has supported health, education,  and entrepreneurship projects in Africa and Asia. He has  coordinated several large-scale and mixed-methods data collection activities and supports One South's in-country partners to carry out research activities with high fidelity to  design. He has significant experience in capacity building, data analysis, project management, and logistics. 

Meet the team

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Andrés Navarrete

Founding Member & Principal Consultant

(he/him)

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Andrés has over 10 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning and has led evaluations for initiatives working in health, education, and advocacy in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has advanced methods training and has significant experience in capacity building, team coaching, and research design. Andrés has led numerous multi-country evaluations, and has  designed and facilitated several remote and in-person training courses for  young professionals. Andrés currently manages day-to-day operations and leads on business development. He holds a MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Integrated Social Sciences with a specialization in research methods from Jacobs University Bremen. 

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Tariq Omarshah

Founding Member

(he/him)

Tariq has over 10 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning and has led evaluations for initiatives targeting health, education, gender and private sector development outcomes across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He is currently on a leave of absence from One South but continues to advise the firm on the implementation of its strategy and on new partnerships. Tariq specializes in strengthening evidence use and fostering an evidence culture within philanthropic organizations . He has significant experience building and leading transdisciplinary teams and formerly co-managed the firm. He holds a MSc in International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Politics and History (IPH) with a specialization in research methods from Jacobs University Bremen. 

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Eva is a development management specialist. She provides monitoring and evaluation services to projects working in  entrepreneurship, health and education and has supported a range of projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This has included projects supporting the economic empowerment of youth through digital inclusion, projects promoting improved teaching quality, and projects supporting health access for key populations. She has advanced methods training and significant experience in participatory methods of evaluation. She holds a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Politics and History (IPH) with a specialization in research methods from Jacobs University Bremen.

Eva Bolza-Schünemann

Consultant

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Emily Goldstein

Associate Consultant

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Emily is an Associate Consultant at One South. She  provides research  support to several teams, facilitating research, analysis and report write-up activities. Emily leads on the roll out of One South's communication strategy. 

Mariana Scolaro

Associate Consultant

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Mariana is an Associate Consultant at One South, where she provides operational support to teams across the organization in the delivery of applied research services. Mariana's background is in human rights law and sexual and reproductive health.