Mari Kenton Wright

Adaptive Management and Evaluation Officer

 

Mari works with our Patient Care Program on its practices in adaptive management and evaluation, including working with teams to develop and refine measurement, evaluation, and learning systems and plans, designing and managing external independent evaluations, and providing thought partnership and guidance on internal strategy reviews.

 
Mari Kenton Wright
 

Biography

Mari works with our Patient Care Program on its practices in adaptive management and evaluation, including working with teams to develop and refine measurement, evaluation, and learning systems and plans, designing and managing external independent evaluations, and providing thought partnership and guidance on internal strategy reviews. She also works across the foundation to facilitate a deep understanding and effective practice of adaptive management.

Before joining the foundation, Mari worked in Malawi as a Blakeley Foundation Fellow in monitoring and evaluation for Population Services International (PSI), for which she designed and implemented a monitoring system for a family planning social franchise program, as well as drafting policy and program guidance for malaria prevention initiatives. She previously worked for a division of the Center for American Progress in international human rights policy, and as a program officer based in the U.S. and South Sudan at Africa ELI, an international education NGO.

Mari holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she focused on monitoring and evaluation and global health. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bates College.

 
 
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