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Samra Mariam is a consultant and trainer with a strong background in evaluation and impact assessment in a variety of settings. In her work with NEF Consulting, she focuses on quantitative and qualitative measurement and analysis of social, environmental and economic costs and benefits using a variety of methodologies, including Social Return on Investment (SROI) and social cost-benefit analysis.
She has worked with a variety of organisations in the UK and internationally to develop evaluation frameworks, applying her knowledge of economic and social research methodologies to better enable clients to understand and articulate their impact.
The majority of her projects also include strong elements of co-production and capacity building, working with clients to ensure that evaluation frameworks and learning arising from them are embedded in the organisation going forward.
Prior to joining NEF Consulting, Samra earned a BA and MsC in Economics and worked for several years as an economist for a multinational consulting firm where she specialised in economic competition analyses, consulting across a wide range of sectors and industries including education, healthcare, transport, and energy, among others.
Examples of recent project experience
- Ecology Action Centre: co-delivery of an SROI analysis to demonstrate the value of their food network facilitation role in two regions of Canada
- International volunteer organisation: impact assessment of in-country volunteer civil society capacity building and local engagement.