Instructor Biography - Esteban Tapella

Esteban Tapella has a background in social sciences, master degree in rural development and doctoral studies in human ecology. He is professor of Social Planning and Evaluation at Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina. He has 30 years of increasing professional responsibilities and experience in the field of development studies and evaluation, working for European Commission, the World Bank, FAO, UNDP, Action-Aid, Kellogg Foundation, DEval, among others. He has proven experience in technical and analytical assistance to strengthen decision-making, planning, sharing of information, best practices and lessons learnt. He has excellent command of participatory evaluation and research tools and other qualitative and quantitative methods. He is co-founder member of the Argentinean Evaluation Network (EvaluAR - and former Board member of the IOCE and EvalPartners. He is member of Latin American Network for Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization (ReLAC - He is documentary and ethnographic photographer (

Esteban will be instructing the following workshops:

IVe - Participatory Evaluation