Staff Information

Photo of Eva Sarr
Associate Consultant
Naarm (Melbourne)

Eva is an indigenous Serer woman from Sene-Gambia, in West Africa. She is also a 6th generation Australian woman of indigenous Celtic—Scottish and Irish—descent. Her father was Muslim and her mother, Catholic. She was raised in Global South nations in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific by her mother, who worked as a Peace Corps Medical Officer.

Eva is a mixed methods evaluator with 15 years of experience. She has worked internationally, with First Nations Australians and with Australia’s State and Federal governments and the not-for-profit sector in Australia, as an external evaluator, senior internal evaluator and project manager across the health, education, employment, arts, and community development sectors.

Eva is the founding chair of the Australian Evaluation Society’s first Multicultural Evaluation Special Interest Group and an affiliate of the Center for Culturally Responsive Assessment and Evaluation. She is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Multicultural Program Evaluation (CMPE).

Established in 2020, the CMPE is among a few organisations in Australasia and the Global South focusing on culturally responsive, equitable, participatory, and collaborative evaluation approaches with multicultural and multifaith communities. It collaborates with affiliates both locally and internationally who have expertise in social accountability, civic participation, and culturally responsive and equitable evaluation.


2007 Graduate Certificate Assessment & Evaluation (Honours), Melbourne University
2004 Master of International Public Health (Honours) , Sydney University
2002 Graduate Certificate International Development (Honours), RMIT University
2000 Advanced Diploma International Business (Honours), RMIT University


Interim Chair, Australian Evaluation Society's Multicultural Evaluation Specialist Interest Group (2020-present)

Key service areas



Monitoring, evaluation & learning design
Evaluation capacity building
MEL training


Community development
Culture and arts
Education and training
Primary health

Population groups

First Nations people
Refugees & culturally diverse groups

Working with Lirata

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