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Svetlana Negroustoueva, the CGIAR CAS Evaluation Senior Manager, leads technical and operational support to develop and execute the CGIAR’s multi-year independent evaluation plan. Svetlana is a PMP Certified professional with over 15 years of experience designing and conducting evaluations, assessments, monitoring and research activities, include quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses. She works at the intersection of sustainable landscapes, energy, health, food security and social inclusion, for projects across funders and implementing entities. She has served at African Development Bank, World Bank, the GEF and Climate Investment Funds in positions concerned with independent and demand-driven evaluations. Furthermore, Svetlana has been an independent evaluator herself, leading and participating in evaluation teams for a variety of clients during consultancy assignments. Svetlana has made her mark in many ways, and notably in the domain of gender and evaluation; she is the co-chair of EvalGender+, the global partnership to promote the demand, supply and use of Equity Focused and Gender Responsive Evaluations. Svetlana is a Russian and US national, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin in the US, and Advanced BA in Public Administration and Social Research from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU).