I am an evaluator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, about to start a year-long contract in India.   I started this blog as a way to share my experiences with capacity building, doing evaluation work in India, and living in a new and very different culture.  I will also be writing about my time travelling during this year… I share my contract with another Canadian (an evaluator from the Ottawa region), which means I work just over half of the year, and get three periods of vacation of about 6 weeks each.


  • For more information about the project I am working on, see:




  • For some information on the Indian government-sponsored scheme to universalize education for all children aged 6 to 14, see:



  • For more information about my chosen (awesome) profession of evaluation:



  • And here is a link to the presentation Michael Obrecht and I gave at the 2011 Canadian Evaluation Society Conference regarding evaluation capcity building:




2 comments on “About

  1. Krista says:

    Looking forward to reading about your adventures, Robyn!

  2. Mom says:

    So proud of you Bob. Miss you already.

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