Peggy Carlson is an Agriculture, Food Security, Workforce Development, and Economic Growth Specialist with over 25 years of experience providing technical expertise and managing USAID funded as well as projects funded by corporations, foundations and foreign governments in 30 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. She has significant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) including designing M&E systems, creating data collection tools for complex international programs, and data analysis and reporting. Currently, she is a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) for the Agriculture, Food Security, Economic Growth, Environment, and Education practice at International Business and Technical Consultants Inc. (IBTCI). She provides project management, business development, monitoring and evaluation, and communication services. She is also working as Chief of Party/Performance Monitoring Specialist on the USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Monitoring and Evaluation Support Services Project, providing M&E services to the regional mission.
Peggy previously served as Vice President for Economic Development and Health with Partners of the Americas, overseeing and providing guidance on programs related to agriculture, food security, nutrition, adaptation to climate change, and youth workforce development. In all the projects she managed, she focused on strengthening the capacity of local organizations and partners to ensure effective programming and compliance with donor organizations, including USAID. In her previous positions she served as a Senior Director, a Director, Deputy Director, a Senior Program Officer, and a Program Officer for the same organization, overseeing project implementation activities.
Peggy served with the Peace Corps in Costa Rica as the Integrated Community Development Extension Worker assisting farmers and local associations to develop small business initiatives. She has a Master of Arts in International Development, Rural and Community Development from American University in Washington D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Politics from Furman University in South Carolina.