Denise (Xiaodan) Deng

Denise was a project supervisor at NPI up until April 2014, where she was a member of the SEFORIS team and also the evaluation officer for several other NPI programs. In addition to her responsibilities as an analyst—conducting interviews with Chinese social enterprise directors—Denise also has played a key role in the translation and localization of the SEFORIS surveys, as well as the preparation of the SEFORIS case study summaries.

Denise has a Master of Public Policy degree with a minor in Evaluation Studies from the University of Minnesota (USA). Before joining NPI in late 2014, she worked as an evaluator at the Science Museum of Minnesota, where she worked to build evaluation capacity within the museum. Denise is interested in NGO management, building evaluation capacity in NGOs and human development.