Mark Cabaj is a Senior Fellow for Future Cities Canada, providing direction in the development of its innovation programs. Mark worked as an Investment Advisor in Poland’s Foreign Investment Agency, the Foreign Assistance Coordinator for Grants in the new Ministry of Privatization, and the Mission Coordinator for the creation of the United Nations Development Program’s first regional economic development initiative in Eastern Europe. Back in Canada, Mark was the Coordinator of the Waterloo Region’s Opportunities 2000 project, an initiative that won awards for its multi-sector approach to poverty reduction.
Mark’s current focus is on developing practical ways to understand, plan and evaluate efforts to address complex issues. He is particularly involved in developing and promoting developmental evaluation, a new approach to assessment which emphasizes real time feedback and learning in emerging, messy and sometimes fast-moving environments.