Anne K. LaFond

John Snow, Inc.

Anne K. LaFond MS is the Director of the JSI Center for Health Information, Monitoring and Evaluation (CHIME), and a Senior Evaluation Specialist with a focus on MNCH and immunization programs, health systems performance and development effectiveness. She has engaged with global health research, monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL) and program design for 30 years to maximize the use of evidence and learning in addressing health challenges for people in low-income settings. She served as the Senior Advisor for Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Innovations for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Initiative, which focused on evaluation of social and behavior change innovations in Ghana, Kenya and Sierra Leone. In this context, she also led comparative case study research on the role of human centered design (HCD) in MNCH programming, developing the first influence pathway analysis of HCD.

Anne is currently serving on the Board of Advisors for USAID and BMGF’s HCD Global Public Goods initiative, collaborating on the development of the Measured Manual to guide investment in HCD and HCD measurement, and teaching M&E approaches at the School for Visual Art’s MFA in Design for Social Innovation. She also specializes in strategic planning and health program design, including theory of change development, and facilitating data use for improving health system performance.  Anne has worked for foundations, international NGOs and technical assistance agencies, and has published on case study methods, health system sustainability, immunization acceptability, M&E system capacity building and capacity measurement, and the acceptability of childhood immunization in Somalia.