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(b. 1951, New York City). Ph.D. Public Health, M.A. Economics, University of Manchester, U.K.; Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Leicester, U.K.; B.A. Honors Economics, University of Sussex, U.K.

Patel is Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for UNICEF.

His contributions to the field of evaluation include a framework for evaluation of the implementation of International Human Rights Conventions, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child; adaptation of the Program Evaluation Standards to make them suitable for use in developing countries; support to the systematic usage of the Program Evaluation Standards in evaluation of joint government and international development agency programs; and the promotion of publication by evaluators from developing countries, especially in the Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning. He has been instrumental ...

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