Mr. Eric Benschoter has over 17 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of foreign assistance projects, program design, data management and integration, and reporting. He has conducted or supported performance evaluations in 17 countries and across a variety of sectors including climate change, agriculture, humanitarian response, natural resource management, research and education.
Mr. Benschoter is currently QED’s Deputy Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, and has managed a variety of projects for QED for over eight years. He began working with QED as the Team Leader for the Microenterprise Results Reporting Project, managing a web-based data collection system and backend database of microenterprise development projects spanning nearly 100 USAID operating units. Later, Mr. Benschoter provided evaluation and forensic audit services to the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) for post-conflict reconstruction efforts in Iraq, funded by the U.S. government. Currently, Mr. Benschoter oversees several evaluation mechanisms providing M&E and assessment services to USDA, USAID and the Department of State.