Simon Hess
Head, Monitoring and Evaluation

Simon is the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation for the EIF and the focal point in the EIF for thematic issues related to the environment, the 2030 Development Agenda, agriculture and SPS/TBT issues. Bringing 20 years' experience in trade and development across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Simon has worked as an advisor with the Government of Lao PDR and as a director of an international development firm. Having spent most of his life in Africa, studying in Zimbabwe, Mauritius, South Africa and Canada, Simon has a Masters' degree in Economics focused on award winning research on industrial development and trade. Amongst other areas, Simon has worked on regional integration, climate change and the circular economy, environmental mainstreaming, sustainability certification, and practical trade and development support.