International Advisory Council Member

Cecilia Magnusson Ljungman

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Ms. Cecilia Magnusson Ljungman has 20 years’ experience of international development co-operation. Having begun her career in 1993 at the United Nations World Food Programme, she has gained significant experience in over 30 developing countries. she has assisted dozens of bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental organisations in evolution, results-based management and strategic planning in the effort to improve overall effectiveness and results and is considered an independent international expert in evaluation of development co-operation.

A native Swede, Ms. Magnusson Ljungman spent the early years of her career in the Great Lakes region of East Africa, working for the WFP then Unicef as the Head of the Information and Communications Section. In 1996, she returned to Stockholm to work at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as First Secretary for the Division for Global Cooperation, Humanitarian Unit, later moving to Denmark to work as Senior Consultant to the Development Planning Division of COWI, Consulting Engineers and Planners AS in Copenhagen. Since 2006, Ms. Magnusson Ljungman has been a freelance consultant focussing mostly on evaluations and human rights based approaches.

Ms. Magnusson Ljungman is experienced in managing large consulting teams and is asked to advise and train organisations on results-based management, outcome mapping and rights-based approaches. She has specialised skills from undertaking a wide range of assignments in evaluation, development policy and strategy working in areas spanning democratic governance, human rights, gender equality, post-conflict assistance and civil society development.

Ms. Magnusson Ljungman is a graduate of Balliol College, University of Oxford and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters from the Honour School of Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

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