Isabel Vogel's profile pictureCombining academic and practitioner experience, I have worked with a range of organisations and programmes in the UK and internationally.

Selected clients and assignments, July 2011 – Present

  • British Red Cross
  • DFID Democratic Republic of Congo – Complexity-informed theories of change, with Adaptive Thinking
  • Practical Answers
  • Climate Change and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Mid-Term Review, with ITAD
  • Accountability Tanzania (AcT), Mid-Term Review, see report
  • Sightsavers, UK
  • Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Hivos Learning Group on Theories of Change
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – Public engagament strategy development
  • Department for International Development – International development sector review of theory of change practice: see report, articles and training material 
  • Wellcome Trust – International Public Engagement, theory of change-based design and planning
  • PreventionWeb, UNISDR -Theory-based evaluation, see report
  • INASP international research sector capacity strengthening programme -Theories of change and programme development
  • UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) – Facilitation and report on learning event on research capacity strengthening 
  • Oxfam GB
  • Ecosystems Services and Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) research programme – see ESPA’s Theory of Change
  • ESPA Guidance on working with theories of change
  • Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) – research and report on humanitarian and academic collaboration for humanitarian assistance, now an online guide to partnership
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation (UK) – supporting evaluation and organisational learning for policy and research programmes, theories of change approaches.
  • Long-term institutional experience in knowledge brokering and research uptake through senior management roles at the UK’s Department for International Development and Institute of   Development Studies, including programme design and management, supporting international networks, and monitoring and evaluation of research uptake programmes.

Professional accreditations and qualifications

  • PhD in Gender and Social Change in Chile from University of Liverpool
  • Accreditation as DFID Evaluator
  • Member of UK Evaluation Society
  • Project Management, range of methods
  • Coaching for Managers

Selected publications

Fisher, C., Vogel, I. (2008) Locating the power of in-between: how research brokers and intermediaries support evidence-based pro-poor policy and practice (PDF), Draft Working Paper, Strategic Learning Initiative, Institute of Development Studies

Vogel, I., Wendt, D. and Wolfe, R. (2007) In the Know: Conceptualising information interventions in international development (PDF), Draft Working Paper, Strategic Learning Initiative, Institute of Development Studies

Deak, A., Pettit, J., Taylor, P. and Vogel, I. (2006) ‘Learning for Social Change: exploring concepts, methods and practice’ , IDS

S. Barrientos, A. Bee, A. Matear, and I. Vogel (1999) Women and Agribusiness. Working Miracles in the Chilean Fruit Export Sector, Women’s Studies at York Series, Macmillan

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