Wendy Quarry is an independent development consultant with more than 30 years in the social sector. She is a specialist in communication, evaluation (utilization focused evaluation) and capacity building and holds a MSc degree in Rural Extension Studies from Guelph University. She has field experience in both Canada and overseas and has lived and managed long term assignments in Ghana (5 years); India (2 years); Pakistan (4 years) and Afghanistan (2 years). She has worked for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA); International Development Research Centre (IDRC); the World Bank, FAO UNICEF, the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) and various NGOs including IUCN and NOVIB. Her development experience ranges from serving as Chief Technical Advisor on a Kabul based sustainable livelihood program; co-manager of an operational review of Tibet’s Basic Needs Project and served as field team leader for a longitudinal study of a large irrigation and drainage project in Pakistan. She has assisted the Government of Pakistan develop its National Conservation Strategy and the Government of Mozambique’s Rural Water Policy. She and Ricardo Ramirez co-authored the book, Communication for Another Development, Listening before Telling (Zed Book, 2009) that has recently been published in India, Spain and Egypt. She developed and taught a post graduate course in Social Communication (on line and in person) in India (Ahmedabad) and in Canada for Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Colombia and currently mentors Research Organizations (Think Tanks) in South and East Africa on communication and evaluation planning. This is funded by IDRC. Ms. Quarry is based in Canada, is english speaking but conversant in French and Spanish.