Nadine Benson

Project manager, Strategy and Learning

Nadine Benson is a data and evaluation specialist with five years' experience supporting projects across the nexus of development and humanitarianism. Her work has explored the integration of artificial intelligence in humanitarian interventions, innovations in post-disaster needs assessments, and participatory and community-led frameworks for monitoring, evaluation and learning. She has a particular interest in intersectional and decolonial approaches to humanitarian intervention, and in the integration of Indigenous knowledge and land governance for climate resilience.


Innovations in humanitarian intervention; design and delivery of post-crisis assessments; project coordination and delivery; data management for institutional learning; report writing.

Before IIED

  • International consultant, United Nations Development Programme (2020-2021)
  • Graduate consultant, United Nations Development Programme (2019-2020)
  • Data coordinator, Canadian Red Cross (2018-2019)
  • Programme associate, Research, Simon Fraser University (2018)
  • Monitoring and evaluation officer, EQWIP HUBs (2016-2017)


  • MSc (Dist.) international development and humanitarian emergencies, London School of Economics and Political Science (2020)
  • BA (Hons.) international development studies, Dalhouse University (2016)

Current work

Nadine currently works in project and financial coordination for the Strategy and Learning Group, and on a range of MEL projects institutionally. Outside of IIED, Nadine also works as senior emergency response officer for the British Red Cross, where she focuses on emergency response planning and building community resilience across the city of London.