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Philip Cox

Executive Director

Philip specializes in performance management as it relates to international and Canadian social development.  He applies participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation, and to training in results based planning, management and reporting.

Since 1990, Phillip has evaluated more than thirty separate projects in health, income generation, vocational training, water and sanitation, environmental protection/enhancement, institutional strengthening, and community development. He specializes in utilization focused studies using key informant interviews, focus groups, on line surveys, and a host of less conventional participatory appraisal techniques.

Over 20 years Phillip and his colleagues at PlanNET have pioneered a training/coaching approach that helps managers come to grips with results accountability.  He has provided hundreds of training sessions and is often engaged in the design and management of project performance management systems.

Clients for the assignments Philip has participated in or led include: the World Bank - Global Environment Facility, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNCHS, International Trade Centre, the Commonwealth Secretariat, DANIDA, Global Affairs Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the United Way and many other non-governmental/not-for-profit organizations.

Philip has worked in many different cultural settings in Canada, as well as in Russia, Central and South Asia, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa.  He is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and a Board member of the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP).

Areas of Expertise

leadership, planning, evaluation, organizational change, results based management, and diversity/multicultural education.