Jean-Charles Rouge is an economist by training, with 18 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Over the years, he has specialized in the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, of impact-oriented quantitative and qualitative research, and in sustainable evaluation capacity building at national and organizational level.
His main focus at CIFOR is on sustainability research effectiveness. Using different methodologies, approaches and tools, his work helps to demonstrate the value and impact of CIFOR research. He further advises on how future research can be improved.
Prior to joining CIFOR, Jean-Charles worked for different donor organizations in different country contexts, including long-term country assignments at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Niger, Central African Republic and Lebanon as a M&E specialist, and at ELAN RDC, a market systems development program in the Democratic Republic of Congo, funded by UKAID, as Monitoring and results measurement manager. In Indonesia, Jean-Charles served as a country economist at the French Embassy in Jakarta and as a M&E advisor at the National Poverty Reduction Acceleration Team (TNP2K), a Government think-tank under the authority of the Vice-President.
Jean-Charles holds a Master degree in Macroeconomics, Economic Policies and Development (Universite de la Mediterrannee, France) as well as a Graduate certificate in Evaluation (University of Melbourne, Australia). Jean-Charles has contributed to books, reports, press articles on development and evaluation. He is fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia and native in French.