Anna Paterson has worked for over 13 years on political research and analysis, monitoring and evaluation. She has extensive field experience especially in Afghanistan where she spent two years as a field researcher for the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit and subsequently conducted academic research. Anna worked for three years for DFID, both in Research and Evidence Division and as an Evaluation Adviser in DFID Nigeria and is an accredited member of DFID's Evaluation cadre. She has a PhD in political science and a post-graduate certificate in Evaluation. As a consultant, Anna has worked on a number of large evaluations of governance, conflict and humanitarian programmes, as well as operational research projects, in East and West Africa, Central Asia and Afghanistan. She has also worked on results-based planning, project design and reviewing results frameworks for governance interventions.