Sean O’Leary is the Team Leader of our Research and Evidence Practice, and former Director of OPM’s South Africa office.
Sean has over 15 years of experience in international development, with a focus on Monitoring and Evaluation. Sean’s core interests include the implementation of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation, theory-based evaluation, process evaluation, mixed-methods approaches, and econometric modelling.
During his time at OPM, Sean has led a range of research, monitoring, and evaluation projects across Africa and South Asia, covering a broad range of themes including in education, health, resilience, poverty and social protection, job creation, water & sanitation, and energy.
In addition to his technical expertise, Sean has significant experience in working directly with policy makers, governments, donor agencies, and NGOs at all stages of the M&E process, from articulating the purpose and needs for M&E to supporting the understanding and use of evidence by key stakeholders to improve programmes, policies, and public services.