Charlotte [user:field_middlename] Lane

Charlotte Lane

United States of America

Technical skills and geographic experience

  • Expertise in food security and nutrition.
  • Advanced skills in R, proficient with STATA and NVivo
  • Excellent writing skills, including full-length reports, peer reviewed journal publications, policy briefs, and blogs.
  • Workshop facilitation. 
  • Theory of change and framework development.
  • Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro) certified.
  • Geographic experience in sub-Saharan Africa and India.
  • Intermediate French.

Professional Experience

June 2023 – Present: Independent consultant

  • Provides practical technical assistance for research related to climate and food security.
  • Focuses on research in “difficult to evaluate” settings, using randomized encouragement designs, synthetic control, and qualitative impact evaluation approaches.

October 2019 – June 2023: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation(3ie), Washington D.C. Office

        Leader of Nutrition Portfolio: November 2022 – June 2023

        Senior Evaluation Specialist: July 2021 – June 2023

        Evaluation Specialist: October 2019 - July 2021

  • Provided technical and management leadership for impact evaluations, synthesis, and evidence translation projects with 15+ global staff.
  • Managed contracts from GIZ, Norad, Gates, and Nutrition International. Managed workstreams in projects funded by USAID- RFS, USAID-DRG, FCDO, and MCC. Supported the adoption of evidence-informed policies within these organizations.
  • Developed, managed, and oversaw 3ie’s portfolio on food security. Provided strategic development and thought leadership.

January 2017 - January 2020: RTI International, Gillings Global Gateway, MEASURE Evaluation

Research Assistant

  • Conducted primary analysis to evaluate the USAID PEPFAR’ Partnership for HIV Free Survival.
  • Supported data collection procedures for the Partnership for HIV Free Survival.
  • Developed data cleaning tools.

October 2013 - March 2016: Peace Corps, Burkina Faso

        Food Security Specialist: December 2015 – March 2016

        Community Health Agent: October 2013 – December 2015

  • Provided technical assistance for nutrition training events.  
  • Facilitated behaviour change discussions and lectures about nutrition and health topics.
  • Training and Resource Manager of the Food Security Task Force.
  • Reviewed USAID-funded small grants for Feed the Future funding.