Member Details -Michael Spilsbury

Michael Spilsbury

Director Evaluation Office
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Duty Station Nairobi

UNEG Member Since 2005

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Mike Spilsbury is the Director of the Evaluation Office of the UN Environment Programme and has more than 25 years professional evaluation experience in international organizations.

He joined UN Environment in 2005 as a GEF Evaluation Officer and has performed various roles in the Evaluation Office, serving as its head since 2013.  He is active in the United Nations Evaluation Group as is Chair of its Peer Review Working Group. He has completed reviews of the evaluation functions of UNICEF and UNODC and the Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF.Prior to joining UN Environment, he worked as an international research scientist for the Center for International Forestry Research based in Bogor, Indonesia (1995-2005). He joined CIFOR shortly after its creation was responsible for impact assessment, evaluation of research and strategic planning. He has an academic background in forest management and forest ecology. He holds both Masters and Doctoral degrees from Oxford University and Bachelor of Science from York University, UK. He has authored more than 40 publications.

Knowledge Areas

Natural Resources evaluation, impact evaluation, strategic planning, RBM. Evaluation of development oriented international public goods research. Priority Setting for evaluation, patterns across evaluation lessons.

Areas of Interests

My Publications