Jackie holds a Masters in Administration and BSc in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. She has also completed the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation at Carleton University.
After a long career at Statistics Canada, the Canadian National Statistical Agency Jackie Yiptong Avila is now an International Development Practitioner putting at work her expertise in survey design and methodology; program evaluation and monitoring; data analysis and research; project management; capacity building and training. She has designed households surveys, undertaken formative and impact evaluations in Haiti, Francophone West Africa and Malawi for DFID, UNDP and USAID. Her long experience in survey methodology has led her to design in socio-economic, government and business surveys in Canada and abroad for a wide range of sectors including agriculture and rural development; household consumption; education, nutrition and agriculture; women empowerment and micro-enterprises.
She is an experienced trainer and has been a facilitator at the UNICEF MICS workshops for North and West Africa and the Middle East countries. She is very familiar with the Demographic Health Survey (DHS) data. She is a staff member for the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET), the training program of the World Bank. She has provided effective guidance to executives of various organizations in the area of managing for results with emphasis on the development of logic models and performance measurement frameworks.
Jackie is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Mauritian Creole. She is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society, the American Evaluation Association and the Canadian Association of International Development Practitioners. Jackie is a lifetime member of International Development Evaluation Association - IDEAS.