Wednesday 8th November 2017, 13:00 – 14:00, Food Standards Agency (FSA), 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH
Presenter: Dr Dorothy Lucks, Director of Sustainable Development Facilitation (SDF Global Pty Ltd)
The complexity of sustainability is immense, yet many policies and plans now have sustainability as an aim. While it is difficult to empirically evaluate sustainability outcomes, it is possible to evaluate the process of decision-making to identify if decision-making is becoming more informed and working towards balancing social, economic and environmental priorities. Examples from doctoral research of two case studies, one in Australia, one in the Philippines on decision-making processes.
Dr. Dorothy Lucks has over 20 years of experience in strategic sustainable development and evaluation, covering project, programme, institutional and thematic evaluations. She is the Executive Director of SDF Global Pty Ltd a company that conducts strategic and evaluative work worldwide.
Dr. Lucks has a global profile in the evaluation sector. Dr. Lucks is the Board Member of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and is Co-Chair of the EVALSDGs Network which is a network of policy makers, institutions and practitioners who advocate for the evaluability of the performance indicators of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and support processes to integrate evaluation into national and global review systems. She sits on the Global EvalPartners Executive Committee and represents the Australasian Evaluation Society on the IOCE, as well as being a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.
Dr. Lucks has a PhD focusing on multi-stakeholder relationships in sustainable development and has provided technical support to sustainable development programs in Australia and internationally across 32 countries. She is generally engaged in complex, integrated projects and provides training to multi-stakeholders on evaluation in complex environments. She is an evaluation team leader for the MOPAN 3 process and has worked with a range of UN agencies such as FAO, IFAD, UN-Habitat, UNDP and UNITAR as well as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and African Development Bank on strategic projects and programmes as well as in evaluation.