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Director of Strategic Markets

Eric Benschoter


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 Director of Strategic Markets, 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.

Prior to QED, Mr. Benschoter served for nine years in the USAID Office of Agriculture and Office of Private Voluntary Cooperation as an evaluation analyst, providing programmatic oversight for the long-standing John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer program and the Cooperative Development Program.

Mr. Benschoter received duel Bachelor’s Degrees in International Affairs and French from Florida State University, and completed a Master’s Degree in International Development Studies at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.