Hur Hassnain is an evaluation specialist, the Founder of Pakistan Evaluation Association and Board Member at the International Development Evaluation Association [IDEAS]. Currently he works as the Senior Evaluation Advisor at the European Commission, DG INTPA’s Evaluation Support Service in Brussels, Belgium.
Hur is the Lead Author of “Evaluation in Contexts of Fragility, Conflict and Violence” published in 2021. It presents an interesting argument that ‘evaluation’ – like development aid itself – can unintentionally exacerbate tensions in ways that can negatively affect people and institutions if care is not taken in designing and approaching it with caution and sensitivity.
Hur has 18 years of experience experience of working in a variety of thematic areas including but not limited to gender equality, climate change, renewable energy, agriculture, women’s economic empowerment, education, and protection. He has lived and worked in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Hur has designed, commissioned and conducted research and evaluations for projects funded by the UN agencies, European Commission, private donors and governments of the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Netherlands and Norway. He also enjoys writing poetry and has a collection of Urdu poetry published in 2006.