Having an evaluator appointed by the project funder always raises a question of what approach the evaluator will use. Octavia was open and willingness to engage with the country programme staff, the project beneficiaries as well as the funders in a manner that highlighted strengths and weaknesses in programme conceptualization, design as well as delivery. She was able to deal with competing interests without losing sight of the overall purpose, goals and objectives of the country programme even across various projects. Her ability to use mixed methods in assessing impacts and outcomes enriched both the findings as well as the recommendations. – Robson Zimuto – Heifer Country Programme - Zimbabwe