Laurence Bell

MSc (Distinction) Policy Studies, The University of Edinburgh 2004 – 2005

BA Hons (2.1), English Literature and History, University of Glasgow 2011 – 2015

Laurie joined LTS in 2020. He is an experienced social research and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) professional. Based in East Africa for over five years, he has wide-ranging experience of applying MEL in international development and humanitarian contexts. He has worked across a number of themes/sectors, with particular experience in food security and livelihoods, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), and climate change resilience.

Laurie has worked as a MEL lead on NGO-led programmes, as an evaluation and learning lead for a grant-making organization (Comic Relief), as well as an external evaluator and MEL consultant. He has knowledge and skills in quantitative and qualitative data collection and data analysis methods. He also has knowledge and skills in MEL system design (logic models and data capture and analysis methods and tools), capacity assessments and capacity building, learning strategies and events, and market assessments. He has led numerous evaluations and research studies.


  • Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA)
  • Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) evaluation