Virginie Besrest (External Expert)
Economic development policies, innovation ecosystems, entrepreneurship
Field of specialisation
Evaluation of projects, programmes and policies, development of M&E systems, policy design support and impact assessment, especially in the area of economic development policies, innovation ecosystems, entrepreneurship.
Virginie Besrestis a founding partner of Quadrant Conseil, a French cooperative consultancy. She manages evaluation and strategic consulting assignments, especially those related to economic development policies, which is her primary field of expertise.
She also provides evaluation trainings to many European and French institutions, and helps organisations to design result-oriented policies and improve their evaluation expertise.
Prior to establishing her firm, Virginie worked for 10 years as the Director of Economic Policies at Euréval, a pioneering French evaluation consultancy.
Virginie is the Secretary General of the French Evaluation Society and is deeply engaged in its activities.