Q+A: International project management expert Hasna Ziraoui on the QoR4D Frame of Reference workshop
Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service
Hasna Ziraoui is an international project management expert who is based in Morocco. She currently works as Mission Head at the President’s Office of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir and previously served as a facilitator of organizational change for one of the world’s largest phosphate suppliers, OCP Group.
On February 27 and 28, 2023, Ziraoui attended a workshop in Rome, Italy about the learning from the workshop organized by the CGIAR’s Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service (IAES) on the new guidelines. These build on the CGIAR Independent Science for Development Council (ISDC)’s Quality of Research for Development (QoR4D) Frame of Reference, and provide the framing, criteria, dimensions, and methods for assessing QoR4D – both within CGIAR, and in other like-minded organizations. The hybrid online and in-person event was designed to help practitioners across and beyond the CGIAR system to understand and apply the new guidelines in their own evaluative contexts.
We spoke to Ziraoui to find out more about her experience of the workshop and her aspirations going forward. These were heavily grounded in the IAES technical note on bibliometrics.