Key Aid Consulting is an agile international consulting group based in France, with partnerships across the globe. We have developed a strong reputation in evaluation, adult learning and cash and market-based programming. Our services focus on improving assistance to crisis-affected households. We do so through promoting increased learning and accountability, delivering innovative programme support and evaluations, designing customized guidance and inspiring training materials for key stakeholders in the humanitarian world.

The services offered are tailored made, high quality while at the same time cost effective. Our team members have extensive experience in the humanitarian field and international development overall. We combine programme management skills, as well as technical expertise in cash transfer and market based programming; food security and livelihoods; protection and gender; and private sector partnerships.


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heads Key Aid’s work on cash and market-based programming, as well as capacity building. She has supported the institutionalisation of cash and market-based programming for UNDP, UNHCR, IRC, Save the Children, CARE, Oxfam and World Vision, among others. She has also authored several related guidance documents, including the CaLP Programme Quality Toolbox and the PCMA guidance, and is involved in the Sphere Standards revision. She is a member of the CaLP Technical Advisory Group and the Market in Crisis Board of Directors. Hélène also regularly designs and trains humanitarian practitioners on cash and market-based programming. She is a lecturer with Manchester University and Sciences Po Paris.

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has supported various evaluations and CTP-related studies in South East Asia and Africa. She recently led a study on cash transfers and risks in Northern Mali for the Cash Learning Partnership. Her main areas of expertise are child protection, women empowerment and cash and market programming. She has previous experiences working with INGOs such as Save the Children and Oxfam, consulting groups and UN agencies, including UNICEF. She lived in Cambodia for six months and has developed a deep understanding of the Western Africa context. Chloé speaks fluent French and English and has a working proficiency in Spanish. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development from Sciences Po Paris.

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has supported various evaluations and CTP-related studies, and has experience with the systematic review methodology. His previous experiences include working with INGOs, consulting groups and international organisations, including UNESCO. Joris is currently conducting an evaluation of IFRC’s humanitarian assistance in Ukraine. He studied and worked in Lebanon for a year and speaks fluent French, English, Arabic and Spanish. He is pursuing a Master’s degree in International Security at Sciences Po Paris with a focus on Middle Eastern politics.

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oversees Key Aid’s evaluation work. He has led multiple strategic assignments to support aid and development programmes in the Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia. These projects span across multiple INGOs and UN agencies. Clément has conducted several evaluations focused on specific Grand Bargain commitments (localisation, uptake of cash-based assistance). He is regularly involved on Key Aid’s cash and market projects. He is a member CaLP CTP technical expert roster.
Clément has also designed and implemented large-scale quantitative surveys collect and analyse data in some of today’s most challenging environments, including Gaza and Afghanistan.

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possesses a background in humanitarian law and related principles. With Key Aid Consulting, she has supported market-based programming consultancies. She has developed valuable skills in quantitative data analysis and statistics, including having conducted a large-scale quantitative survey for UNRWA in Gaza. Previous experiences include conducting participatory assessments for UNHCR in Lebanon. Margaux holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from Sciences Po Paris. She is fluent in both English and French and has a working proficiency in Spanish.

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Project Manager

has led several evaluations and projects related to cash and market based programming for UN agencies, international NGOs, the Red Cross Movement and the OECD. These consultancies have covered the preparedness, relief, and recovery phases of the project cycle, spanning South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She is comfortable utilising both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. Lauren is a native English speaker with excellent analytical, writing and editing skills, and also possesses a working proficiency in French. She holds a Master’s degree in International Public Management from Sciences Po Paris.

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has over five years of humanitarian field and academic experience in Syria, Turkey, Egypt, and France. In his recent assignment, he authored a systematic review for Key Aid Consulting on the effects of cash transfers on child labour in South Asia. He completed his master’s degree in International Development at Sciences Po, Paris. He is fluent in both Arabic and English.



Project Manager

has lived and worked in multiple African countries. Proficient in managing full qualitative and quantitative research project cycles, she has worked for both UN agencies and INGOs, with a focus on education. She has also worked on large-scale quantitative research projects in the media sector and feasibility studies on the use of cash-based assistance in rural markets. She is fluent in English and French, holds an undergraduate degree from McMaster University (Canada) and a Master’s from Sciences Po Paris.

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has previous experience working with Red Cross Society of China related to administration. She also spent six months conducting desk and field research for a private company. She speaks English and Mandarin, and has a working proficiency in French. She is now pursuing a double degree in business management at EDHEC.


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Anish Shrestha

Associated Consultant

is a consultant with a socio-economic development background. He has more than 7 years of experience working in the WaSH, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction sectors.

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Shahnewaz Morshed

Associated Consultant

has over 3 years of experience in supporting evaluation, and designing trial, experiment and rapid assessments in the humanitarian and development sectors. He has expertise in statistical analysis and scientific research, and the use of mobile technologies in Information Management. Morshed speaks English, Bengali and Hindi.

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Samasti Tandukar

Associated Consultant

has over 6 years of experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research in close collaboration with various national and international institutions across Asia. She has experience preparing proposals, developing tools and guidelines, planning and implementing, and monitoring and evaluating programs. She is fluent in English, Nepali and Hindi with a sound working proficiency in Bengali and Chinese (Mandarin).

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Illiassou Adamou

Associated Consultant

has been working in the Sahel region for the past 28 years. He is a seasoned facilitator and has support humanitarian organizations and Governments with strengthening their resilience and disaster risk reduction approach. Illiasou led numerous assessments in the area, specifically looking at food security and livelihoods. His experience mainly lies with qualitative approach and participatory appraisal techniques. Illiasou is a native French speaker and also speaks English. In terms of local languages: he is fluent in Haoussa, Djerma and Sonray.

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    Esin Efe

    Associated Consultant

    has a background in the Middle East and five years of experience in project implementation. She is knowledgeable in the project cycle, compliance requirements and procedures, as well as research, reporting, strategy, and theories of change. Esin is a native speaker of English and Turkish and holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.


    Ali H. Abuzaid

    Associated Consultant

    is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Al-Azhar University in Gaza. He is interested in the development of outlier detection procedures in different types of data. He speaks fluent English and Arabic.

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    Cedric Fioekou

    Associated Consultant

    is an agronomist by training who has been supporting livelihood and food security interventions across the globe, with a strong focus on West Africa for the past 14 years. Throughout the years, Cedric also developed an in-depth understanding of cash and market-based programming and was recently Solidarites International global cash advisor. He speaks both French and English.


    Isabelle Pelly

    Associated Consultant

    has been at the forefront of innovation and progress in the use of cash and voucher assistance for the last decade. Her relevant experience spans strategy design, programme management, advisory roles at field office and headquarters, donor policy, and inter-agency cash coordination. She most recently led CaLP’s technical work from 2015 to 2018. Throughout her time in this role, she oversaw CaLP’s research and knowledge management portfolios, and capacity building work, as well as chairing CaLP’s Technical Advisory Group, comprised of the top cash and markets experts from the membership.