Elizabeth (Lizzy) Stahl joined AIR as a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager in 2021 to provide design, data collection and analysis, and technical assistance support to AIR’s range of programs and business development. Over the last decade, she has designed and conducted qualitative studies and has served on teams for project monitoring, evaluation, and implementation in North and South America, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. She has led MEL training in English and Spanish for colleagues and partner organizations and has designed surveys for activities ranging from capturing staff feedback to multi-country evaluations.
Previously, Stahl was the technical specialist, MEL, at Democracy International, where she worked as the sole HQ MEL expert across teams to design and operationalize systems and tools for measurement, accountability, and learning on a range of democracy and civil society programs. In this role, she co-led MEL and evidence-based design workshops for Guatemalan and Trinidad & Tobago NGOs, designed assessments to measure community social resilience and xenophobic attitudes in Trinidad & Tobago, and provided intensive in-country technical assistance and technical oversight of a MEL team of three for a CVE project in Bangladesh. Stahl conducted qualitative data collection in Colombia (in Spanish) for a youth violence study and served as technical manager for all deliverables over two and a half years on a USAID/Colombia complexity-aware monitoring and evaluation activity.
Prior to this, at Crown Agents USA, in addition to providing support for projects and proposals as a member of the MEL and Food Security team, she conducted an evaluation of a Rwandan civil servant investment promotion training program. She designed and completed several internal assessments of MEL functions for organizational learning and strengthening. Previously, Stahl worked as a project manager at the former dTS and then Palladium, where she managed a portfolio of USG-funded civil society strengthening, public health reform, agriculture, and other programs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
M.A., International Development Studies, The George Washington University; B.A., Spanish and International Affairs, University of Puget Sound