Peggy Carlson is an Agriculture, Climate Change, Food Security, Youth Workforce Development, and Economic Development Specialist with over 25 years of experience providing technical expertise and managing projects funded by USAID, corporations, foundations, and foreign governments in 30 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. She has extensive experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) including designing M&E systems, creating data collection tools for complex international programs, and data analysis and reporting. Ms. Carlson also has experience planning, implementing, and facilitating events, workshops, and trainings to build capacity in knowledge and information management, facilitating the sharing of lessons learned and innovations, and improving M&E skills. Currently, she is a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) for the Agriculture, Food Security, Economic Growth, Environment, and Education practice at International Business and Technical Consultants Inc. She provides project management, business development, MEL, communication services, technical oversight, and contract implementation, with a focus on submitting high quality deliverables. Ms. Carlson previously worked at Partners of the Americas, most recently serving as Vice President for Economic Development and Health January 2015 to October 2018. She worked throughout South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, including in Peru, overseeing and providing guidance on programs related to agriculture, nutrition, adaptation to climate change, youth vocational training, workforce development, and sport for development. In all the projects she managed, she focused on strengthening the capacity of local organizations and partners to ensure effective programming and compliance with donor organizations, including USAID. She also previously served with the Peace Corps in Central America assisting farmers and local associations to develop small business initiatives, and she is a strong Spanish speaker.