Deborah Rugg

Deborah Rugg, PhD, is the executive director of the Claremont Evaluation Center – New York (CEC-NY). She is the former chair of the UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) and former director of the Inspection & Evaluation Division, UN Secretariat. She was the senior evaluation adviser to the UN during the final negotiations of the 2030 Agenda. As a health psychologist, epidemiologist and evaluation director at CDC and UNAIDS, she spent 30 years evaluating AIDS prevention programs in more than 100 countries. In 2014, she shepherded the first standalone UN Resolution 69/237 on building country-level evaluation capacity. She serves on the executive board of the American Evaluation Association.