Paul Perrin is the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and a concurrent associate professor of the practice in the Keough School of Global Affairs. Perrin’s work has spanned academic, government, and non-governmental settings and has largely focused on supporting the conceptualization, design, implementation, analysis, and reporting on monitoring and evaluation and implementation science activities in resource-challenged environments. Perrin has extensive experience in adult education and technical writing, including briefings for senior government officials, peer-reviewed publications, and technical reports.
Before coming to Notre Dame, Perrin served as Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and was a member of the Senior Management Team for the Overseas Operations Division. In this role, he oversaw the development and implementation of a global MEAL strategy, which has led to the incorporation of evidence-based learning into CRS programming around the world. He also co-led the development of the agency’s Information and Communications Technology for Development strategy, stipulating an approach for using advances in technology to serve the needs of vulnerable populations.
Perrin also has worked as Senior Technical Advisor for Health Research and Evaluation at CRS, as an associate in the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, and an Information Officer at USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. During his tenure at USAID, he served as editor-in-chief of two annual reports, an information coordinator for the Haiti earthquake response management team, and provider of information support for the Europe, Middle East, and Central Asia team.
Perrin earned a Ph.D. in international health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a certificate in humanitarian assistance. He also holds a Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from Brigham Young University.