Fernanda Soares is a Technical Advisor within the Research and Evaluation Department in the Global Education, Employment and Engagement Business Unit at FHI 360. In this role, she leads research, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of education and youth programs in developing countries. Her expertise in M&E includes evaluation design and implementation, instrument design, data collection, data processing and data analysis. Her areas of focus include primary and secondary education and positive youth development and skills.
Prior to joining FHI 360, Soares worked as a consultant for international organizations, including the Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization of American States, as well as for International NGOs. As a consultant, Soares has contributed to the design, evaluation and research of projects in the fields of education, health, youth development and social protection. Soares holds a Masters in International Development from the American University with a concentration in program evaluation and is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy Analysis at Maastricht University.