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W. Frederick Shaw, DrPH

W. Frederick Shaw, DrPHW. Frederick Shaw, DrPH
CEO and founder
frederick.shaw@dir-help.org

Academic background: Doctor of Public Health and Masters in Public Health degrees from University of California School of Public Health, Berkeley.

Professional profile: Dr. Shaw’s career in development work spans more than 40 years in diverse regions, including Gambia, Swaziland, Pakistan, the Philippines, Papau New Guinea and India. During this time, Dr. Shaw has held positions with large aid agencies and served as an advisor to governments and international organisations.

His past roles have included: Chief, Health Team, President of Pakistan’s Task Force on Human Development; Co-founder and Consultant for APPNA SEHAT, Pakistan; Consultant for International Medical Corps; Associate Director in charge of programs in Asia, Africa and Oceania for Project Concern¬†International; Assistant Country Director for CARE in The Philippines; CARE Representative in India; Chief, Waterborne Disease Project, Swaziland. Dr. Shaw has also been active in the academic community. At the University of Massachusetts, he served on the faculties of health, management and international management.

Other positions include: The Center for Higher Education in California; The University of Phoenix; Diablo Valley College, California; Gerontological Health Research Project Director, UC, Berkeley; Cross-cultural Programs Co-ordinator at the School for International Training, Vermont.

DIR Portfolio / Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation: This portfolio focuses on measuring results and impacts, an area which DIR has emphasized from its inception. All DIR projects start with the identification of a problem area and measurement of its current impacts. When developing a strategy to address the problem, DIR establishes specific indicators against which success can be measured. If the initial strategy does not deliver the desired results, DIR will adapt the strategy or put in place a new one, once again measuring the baseline in advance of launching initiatives. The learning gained along the way is integrated into evaluation of our projects and the larger DIR program.

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