Our Reviews

Carlisle has worked with us on numerous projects. She led the final evaluation of Let Girls Lead’s Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy and Leadership Initiative (AGALI). We used this evaluation to improve our model and to attract more funding to Let Girls Lead and additional initiatives. Carlisle helped us develop our theory of change and measurement system for Rise Up, our overarching program under which our many initiatives fit. She is leading our evaluation of Champions for Change Nigeria, led our evaluation of the Youth Champions Initiative, and is offering technical assistance to our evaluation of Champions for Change Kenya. Carlisle is an incredible resource for advocacy organizations, bringing a deep knowledge base and breadth of experience in advocacy evaluation to strengthen our monitoring and evaluation efforts. Working with Carlisle was key to ensuring our success during a period of sustained growth, providing us with concrete systems to ensure accountability across our programmatic work. Carlisle is a great partner.
Denise Raquel Dunning, PhD
Founder & Executive Director, Rise Up
Let Girls Lead, Champions for Change, & Youth Champions Initiative
Public Health Institute (PHI)
InterAction has worked with Carlisle on three projects related to evaluative thinking , local ownership in evaluation , and measuring agency-level results . The reports that resulted from this work have been extremely valuable to our community, and are among the most visited resources on InterAction’s website. In addition to the high quality reports produced, I appreciated Carlisle’s support in ensuring that the findings of our work together don’t just “sit on a shelf,” but are actually used to improve practice.
Laia Griñó
Director, Transparency, Accountability and Results, InterAction
Humanity United is redesigning our approach to peacebuilding. To inform that process, we wanted to learn from a pilot program in Burundi about what difference short-term funding can make at critical junctures, as well as how to design effective learning processes for peace builders more generally. BLE Solutions designed an evaluation and learning tool for us and provided us with ongoing technical assistance during its implementation, since we had to make frequent changes to the design as the situation in Burundi changed. BLE Solutions also provided guidance on national and international-level learning approaches appropriate for peacebuilding contexts. Throughout the process, BLE Solutions was able to provide us timely advice and support. BLE Solutions has a deep understanding of a wide-range of evaluation and learning practices, and demonstrated a great ability to adapt approaches and develop creative solutions to accommodate our specific needs. We were very happy with the collaboration throughout the process and wouldn’t hesitate to work with BLE Solutions again.
Elise Ford
Director, Investments
Humanity United
BLE Solutions developed an advocacy toolkit for our newborn health program at Save the Children. We were impressed by their methodical approach to the activity: interviewing our program staff, reviewing documentation, reaching out across our far-flung organization to consult with staff and learn from their experience, and consulting with us and seeking feedback regularly throughout to ensure they were on course. They drew upon their own extensive expertise and designed an innovative package of tools that has received wide praise across the organization and has been adopted by several Save the Children country offices, including ones not directly involved with our program or even newborn health. We were very happy with the high-quality deliverable and also appreciated that BLE Solutions met every milestone and stayed within the budget ceiling.
John Engels
Director of Advocacy, Communications & Knowledge Management
Saving Newborn Lives
Save the Children US
I have worked with Carlisle on a number of projects over the years, from scoping internal perspectives on the Millennium Development Goals to developing specific tools and resources for advocacy and campaign work. In all instances she has been incredibly responsive and professional in her engagement and delivered high quality products that we have used extensively in our work. Carlisle’s experience has helped us to ensure the right balance of information in these projects and her flexibility has been appreciated in a constantly changing organisational environment.
Shani Winterstein
Director Advocacy Strategy and Capacity
Save the Children International