In June 2013, Keith Child joined the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish as a principal scientist working on impact assessment and learning. In his position, Keith will provide strategic guidance to the monitoring, evaluation and learning systems within the program.
His challenge is to help the program, which aims to consolidate research into integrated intervention strategies that will achieve development impact at scale, understand its overall impact and help translate lessons learned into a continuous cycle of program innovation.
Keith join the program from the Aga Khan Foundation in Afghanistan where he was Director of Evaluation, Research and Learning. His career includes over 10 years working on development issues in post-conflict states in Africa and Central Asia. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from Queen’s University in 2003 with a combined specialization in International Relations and Comparative Development. He has been a Professor of political science at several Canadian universities and he worked for a short time as a security analyst for the Government of Canada.