Colleen Duggan International Development Research Centre, Ottawa
is Senior Programme Specialist in the Policy and Evaluation Division of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a research funder located in Ottawa, Canada. Colleen brings her expertise in human rights and the rule of law in violence-affected settings to her work as a researcher and evaluator. Between 2001 and 2005, Colleen developed IDRC’s programming in Latin America on peace and conflict and women’s rights. She worked for more than a decade in a programming and policy capacity with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and with the United Nations Development Programme in Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador and New York. Issues she focused on with the UN included humanitarian response, security sector reform, transitional justice, gender violence, human rights and peacebuilding. Colleen has taught evaluation internationally on four continents and has published on issues of evaluation ethics, public policy evaluation, peacebuilding, gender and transitional justice, and conflict prevention. She holds a master’s degree in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex, UK, and a graduate degree in international development and economic cooperation from the University of Ottawa, Canada.