Member Details -Andrea Cook

Andrea Cook

Executive Director
UN SDG System Wide Evaluation Office (SWEO)

Duty Station New York

UNEG Member Since 2024

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Andrea Cook has been the Executive Director of the UN SDG System-Wide Evaluation Office since September 2023.

Prior to taking up her position in the Secretariat, she served as the WFP Director of Evaluation from February 2017 to April 2023. She managed the Office of Evaluation at WFP's headquarters in Rome and, provided leadership to the evaluation function across WFP.

Before joining WFP, Andrea was Director of Evaluation at UNFPA and has worked for over twenty years in international development, primarily with the Department for International Development (UK) in the United Kingdom, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe in a variety of roles spanning policy, programme, management and evaluation. Country postings include Kenya, Cambodia, Malawi and India.

Andrea has particularly experience in social and human development: social policy, gender equality, human rights, governance, water and sanitation, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and health reform. She also has experience and expertise in climate change, rural and urban development and private sector development.

Whilst in WFP, Andrea played an active role in UNEG: leading WFP's contribution to all UNEG strategic objectives. She co-cordinated the UNEG Professionalisation Working Group and, in 2015, launched the Decentralised Evaluation Interest Group.

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