Member Details -Lori Bell

Lori Bell

Head of Evaluation
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station Geneva

UNEG Member Since 2000

Bio Knowledge Areas Areas of Interests My Publications


Before joining UNHCR, Lori led evaluations of FAO (2007-2014) and UNICEF (2014-2019) strategies and programmes. Having managed large scale humanitarian programmes for the UN and partner organizations in Asia and Africa (1990-2007). Lori brings to her role an understanding of complex emergencies and the UN reform landscape, with a strong orientation towards useful, strategic evaluations that distil lessons and good practices and offer transformative insights that can impact on senior management decision-making. 

A Canadian, Lori has a masters degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University in Montreal. She has formal evaluation training (World Bank, ALNAP/Channel Research) and a strong background in research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative.

Knowledge Areas

Health, nutrition, food security, WASH, protection, shelter/infrastructure, and education programming in both development and humanitarian contexts.

Areas of Interests

My Publications