Stuart Coupe

D. Phil. British Commonwealth History, “Apartheid in South African Industrial Relations, 1955- 1980”; UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, St Peter's College D.  & BA (Hons) History, II, I, 1987, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Livelihoods Programmes at Project Level: Thematic Expertise on Self Help Groups, Micro Enterprise Training and Micro Credit, Drought Emergencies, Governance, Infrastructure, WASH, Agriculture and Food Security, HIV/AIDS, Gender, Climate Change adaptation, Conflict, Fragility, Social Protection.

  • Management of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning: Expertise in all aspects of project learning: strategy, design, products, facilitated dialogue, peer-to-peer learning, applying and sharing learning. Development of M&E Frameworks including recommendations on strategic planning, development of theories of change, establishment of standard set of outputs and outcomes, targets and indicators, developing the potential of MIS databases for monitoring, guidelines for independent baselines and evaluations, exit strategies. Development of monitoring systems - working with implementation teams in on logical framework-based monitoring and benchmarking. Commissioning and supervision of external evaluations: setting terms of reference establishing methodological parameters, establishing criteria for and participation in consultant selection, review and feedback on data collection tools, review of inception reports and commentary on interpretation of results

  • International Development Research: Policy Research, Action Research, Methodology Research Marshalling evidence from programmes and synthesising it with the broader evidence to develop policy and practice papers and guidelines . Specialised on DFID funded knowledge and methodological development: action research to draw lessons from cutting-edge programmes and policy work on both urban and rural livelihoods and civil society strengthening.

  • Areas of intervention around the world: Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Nigeria, Gambia / Asia: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka / Americas: Peru, Venezuela

Academic papers and publications:

  1. Apartheid and Secondary Industry: The Productivity Debate, 1955-1956, University of the Witwatersrand History Workshop Conference, February 1990

  2. Labour Relations of Authoritarian Regime since 1945, South Africa in an International Perspective, University of the Witwatersrand History Workshop Conference, July 1994, (supported by British Academy Travel Grant)

  3. Divisions of Labour, Racist Trade Unionism in the Iron, Steel, Engineering and Metallurgical Industries of Post-War South Africa, Journal of Southern African Studies, 21, 3, 1995.

  4. Industry, Influx Control and Separate Development in South Africa, with particular respect to Johannesburg, 1952-68, Social Dynamics, 20,1, 1994.

  5. Decentralisation of Industry During the Period of Apartheid, The Clothing and Textile Sectors, In T. Brotherstone and G Pilling, eds, History, Economic History and The Future of Marxism, essays in memory of Tom Kemp, 1996

  6. Testing for Aptitude and Motivation in South African Industry, The Work of the NIPR, 1946-1973, Business History Review, 70, 1, 1996 Awarded the Harvard University ‘Newcomen Award in Business History for an outstanding article’ (July 1998)