Anne Leslie Garcia is a practitioner and expert in Monitoring and Evaluation with 12 years of local and international work experience in Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines. Leslie's M&E expertise focuses from Results-Based M&E System to Evidenced-Based, various approaches using Theory of Change, Gender, Rights-based and Participatory M&E across sectors of development and levels of governance.
Leslie has designed various M&E Framework and Plans, Data Quality Assessment Strategies, and tools for internal M&E systems. She initiated the use of M&E tools for the Training Service Unit of the Philippine National Police, PHILJA and DOJ during her work in the Australia Asia Program against Trafficking in Persons (AAPTIP). She led the justice sector agencies in the Philippines for the appreciation and usefulness of M&E in case monitoring, governance and program implementation.
Leslie initiated the design of a Data Quality Assessment system for the Community-Driven program (KALAHI-CIDSS) multi-funded by World Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, DFAT, and AECID to ensure data integrity and accountability during the life of program implementation. On the same program, she led the innovative approaches for the local government units to embrace the use of data for planning and better delivery of basic social services and dialogue with multi-stakeholders. She has provided training and better capacity for local M&E counterparts across the 12 Regions of the country in the streamlining of the enhanced M&E system.
As a consultant, Leslie has largely contributed to the success of external evaluations conducted by Management Systems International in the Philippines for the E3 Program relating mainly to USAID projects. She has coached and trained various government agencies on M&E in the Philippines throughout her work in the Development Academy of the Philippines. Recently, she prepared the Gender Mainstreaming Approaches for Local Infrastructure Planning in NEDA through her assignment in CEST Consulting.
Leslie holds an MA degree in Community Development and a Bachelor in Arts in Sociology both from the University of the Philippines. She has worked extensively for international development agencies such as United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), AusAid/ DFAT, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and World Bank on Energy, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management ( DRRM), Justice, Community-driven anti-poverty program, Information, Communications Technology, and health projects.