PSI Expert Joins One Drop’s Advisory Committee

Earlier in February, One Drop announced the creation of an expert level advisory committee on international water, sanitation and hygiene programs. The committee brings together experts in international development who will advise One Drop’s Board of Directors and management team to improve the management, impact and sustainability of its future programs. On the committee sits PSI’s Director of Strategic Research and Evaluation, Kim Longfield. Learn more about her role on One Drop’s advisory committee below.

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Kim Longfield, PSI’s Director of Strategic Research and Evaluation, is proud to be serving on One Drop’s water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) advisory committee. ONE DROP is a non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberté, which strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever. ONE DROP uses the social arts to raise awareness, mobilize communities and change behaviors around water and sanitation. It has programs in Latin America, West Africa, and India. The committee is comprised of five members – Clarissa Brockelhurst (Chair), Louis C Boorstin, Jonathan Tétrault, Peter John Winch, and Kim. Together, they will advise One Drop on methods for increasing its impact, improving its intervention framework, and ensuring the sustainability of its work. The committee will inform the Board of Directors and members of One Drop’s management team of recent developments and best practices on different components of its intervention model. Specifically, Kim is helping the organization strengthen its measurement program and helping find opportunities to evaluate the impact of the social arts. Her expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) and social marketing position are a good match for One Drop and should help the organization understand how the social arts can improve the communities they serve.

Kim Longfield has more than 20 years of applied research experience around the globe. She is an expert in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills.

Kim is currently Director of Strategic Research and Evaluation at Population Services International (PSI) and is responsible for measuring the impact and effectiveness of the organization’s global strategies. PSI is a leading global health organization working on a wide range of issues, including HIV prevention, family planning, malaria, maternal and child health, and WASH. Kim’s work is used to develop, monitor, and evaluate social marketing and social franchising programs as well as analyze health markets and advocate for standard measures across organizations. ​

Before joining PSI, in 2001, Kim worked as a research consultant for different academic and non-profit clients. She is the author of numerous published articles, reports, book chapters and working papers. She holds a PhD in Sociology and International Health and a MPH in International Health/Health Communication and Education, both from Tulane University.

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