Who are we?
Quadrant Conseil is a co-operative company1 specialised in programme evaluation and policy design. The company was established in 2013 as a spin-off of the French consultancy Euréval by 4 of its former employees, with an objective of keeping Euréval’s spirit of excellence alive. Quadrant Conseil is managed by Virginie Besrest, who has more than 15 years of consulting experience. The consultancy now counts 14 employees – including the 4 founding partners.
We specialise in impact evaluation and especially theory-based approaches. We use innovative methods to evaluate programmes and projects worldwide. We also teach evaluation and coach public officers in their evaluation and policy design efforts.
Our company's 14 employees are: Virginie Besrest, Thomas Delahais, Karine Sage, Adrien Flichy, Vincent Honoré, Alexandra Williams, Agathe Devaux-Spatarakis, Marc Tevini, Noémie Lequet, Cherifa Oudghiri, Thomas Bouget, Pauline Joly, Elise Deplaude and Daphné Burger-Bodin.
Quadrant Conseil is a member of the French Evaluation Society, and complies with its guiding principles.
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The management - the secretariat
Virginie Besrest - Partner and Manager
Virginie BESREST is the managing partner and one of the four founding partners of the French consulting firm Quadrant Conseil. Previously, she worked for 10 years as head of the economic policy evaluation department at Euréval- C3E, a pioneer in evaluation in Europe. She is an experienced evaluator and trainer. For the past 20 years, she has been carrying out evaluation and strategic consultancy assignments (mainly in support of the revision or design of public policies) for regional, national and European institutions.
She works on various public policy issues, but her main area of expertise is the evaluation of economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship policies. She regularly collaborates with researchers in these fields.
Virginie has also been training European and national public officials for many years. In particular, she trains (under the aegis of EIPA) EC, EP and ECA officials in policy design, monitoring and evaluation on a regular basis.
Virginie has also been a member of the Board of the French Evaluation Society for 6 years (including 3 years as Secretary General).
Prior to this, Virginie Besrest worked for 10 years as the Director of economic policies at Euréval.
Master's Degree in Business from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Marseille - Specialised Master’s Degree in "International development and cooperation from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her working languages are French, English and German.
Thomas Delahais - Partner
Thomas Delahais manages and works on evaluation projects and strategic consulting assignments for international and European institutions as well as for French local and national authorities. He specializes in impact evaluation, especially theory-based impact evaluation techniques such as contribution analysis.
Thomas also provides training in evaluation to professionals from organisations such as the FAO or the French National Employment Office and teaches in the Master's program Economy of Local Development and Planning at the University of Paris I – Panthéon–Sorbonne.
Prior to this, Thomas Delahais worked for 10 years as the Director of Innovation at Euréval.
Master's Degree in "Urban Planning and Regional Development from Sciences-Po Paris - Degree from the Institute of Political Science of Bordeaux. His working languages are French and English. He also speaks Spanish at a basic conversational level.
Karine Sage - Partner
Karine Sage manages and works on evaluation projects and strategic consulting assignments for national and local administrations. Her sectors of expertise are energy management and equal opportunity.
Karine also provides training in evaluation to professionals from organisations such as the French Erasmus+ Agency or Pôle Emploi and teaches in the Master's program "Territorial Development Consulting" at the University of Saint-Étienne.
Prior to this, Karine Sage worked for 6 years at Euréval.
Master's Degree in « Public Policy Evaluation » from the Institute of Political Science of Lyon. Her working languages are French, English and Spanish.
Adrien Flichy - Partner
Adrien Flichy is involved in evaluation projects and strategic consulting assignments at international, national and regional levels.
Adrien teaches in the Master's program "Public Policy Evaluation" at the Institute of Political Science of Lyon.
Before joining Quadrant Conseil, Adrien worked for three years at Euréval. Prior to this, he spent two years as a Policy Officer at the Auvergne EU Office in Brussels, where he worked on different EU policies such as transportation, social affairs, education and international cooperation.
Master's Degree in "Territorial Governance and Public Policy" from the Institute of Political Science of Bordeaux - Master's Degree in "European Public Affairs" from the University of Maastricht. His working languages are French and English.
Agathe Devaux-Spatarakis - Partner-Researcher
Agathe Devaux-Spatarakis manages and works on evaluation projects and strategic consulting assignments for French local and national authorities as well as research institutions. She specialises in (theory-driven) impact evaluations and the assessment of innovations and experiments. She is a researcher at the Emile Durkheim Center of Bordeaux.
Agathe also teaches in the Master's program "Public Policy Evaluation" at the Institute of Political Science of Lyon.
Prior to this, Agathe was the Scientific manager of impact evaluations of agricultural research at Cirad and a consultant at Euréval while pursuing her doctoral degree.
Doctorate Degree in Political Science, Dissertation on "The Methods of Impact Evaluation" from the University of Bordeaux - Master's Degree "Public Action and Local Governance" from the Institute of Political Science of Bordeaux and Cardiff University. Her working languages are French, English and Portuguese.
Vincent Honoré - Partner
Vincent Honoré is evaluator and partner in the SCOP Quadrant Conseil. For almost 10 years, he has supported organizations in public policies’ evaluation, design and strategical reflection in various fields (environment, economy, youth, solidarity...), and works more particularly in ecological and social transition policies, and notably pioneering transition initiatives at the local level.
As an evaluator, he participates in impact evaluations using innovative methods (especially contribution analysis), but also in the reflection on capacity building in evaluation with the design of the Evalophobia game aimed at "unblocking" sustainable local project in their evaluation process. He also teaches evaluation at Master level (Paris Descartes University since 2019).
Master Consultation in Evaluation and Territorial Financial Analysis from the University of Rennes 1. His working languages are French and English.
Alexandra Williams - Partner
Alexandra Williams is involved in evaluation projects and strategic consulting assignments for public authorities at local and national levels.
Prior to this, Alexandra worked for two years as a Research Assistant at the University of Simon Fraser, notably on a research project regarding immigration.
Master's Degree in « Public Policy and Opinion » from the University of Paris-Dauphine - Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Political Science from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver (Canada). Her working languages are French and English.
Marc Tevini - Partner
Marc Tevini is a partner and consultant. He is involved in evaluation projects and strategic consulting assignments for public authorities at national and European levels. He is particularly interested in the evaluation of transition policies (energy, transport, agriculture) and international cooperation policies.
Since 2018, he has founded and led the thematic group of young emerging evaluators (JEEunes) within the French Evaluation Society, which now has more than 70 members.
Marc is developing a research interest around evaluation processes carried out by non-evaluation practitioners, namely activist public policy analysis. He recently presented his work at the European Evaluation Society conference in 2018 and at the French Evaluation Days in 2019.
Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in « Sustainable Territorial Development », from the University of Padova in Italy, KU Leuven in Belgium, and the University Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne in France.
His working languages are French, English, Spanish and Italian.
Noémie Lequet - Partner
Noémie Lequet is a consultant. She participates in evaluation missions, training services and strategic consulting assignments for public authorities at local, national and European levels, and for private actors (foundations, associations…). She is particularly interested in the topics of gender, ecological transition, as well as social impact.
She has experience in the field of higher education and research: she participated in the development of the evaluation culture at the French Erasmus+ Agency, and then took over during 2 years the missions of the Observatory for the Excellence Initiative programmes at the University of Bordeaux (France), financed by the French Future Investment Plan. Besides the realisation of evaluation assignments, she also trained and supported programme managers to monitoring and evaluation.
Furthermore, Noémie developed experience as a project manager on the themes of sport and participatory democracy at the French Federation of Roller & Skateboard.
Master’s degree in Social Engineering and Interventions from the University of Bordeaux in France, 3rd year of bachelor’s degree at the Free University Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Vocational training: “Social impact assessment and measurement” (MOOC – ESSEC Business School), “A participative associative life thanks to civic techs?” (Open Source Politics). Her working languages are French and English.
Cherifa Oudghiri - Partner
Cherifa Oudghiri is a consultant at Quadrant Conseil. In this context, she participates in public policy evaluation missions to French and European administrations. She is particularly interested in social and territorial themes, as well as youth and development assistance.
Prior to this, Cherifa worked six years in project management and quality management (including internal audits).
Master’s degree in Territorial and Local Development at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her working languages are French and English.
Pauline Joly - Partner
Pauline Joly is involved in evaluation projects for public authorities, mostly in the fields of employement, social and laboral inclusion, youth policies. Prior to this, Pauline worked for four years as a consultant for Geste a company specialised in programme evaluation, social studies, and territory analysis.
Master « Public policies and territories » from the Institute of Political Science of Rennes. Her working languages are French and Spanish.
Thomas Bouget - consultant
Thomas Bouget is involved in evaluation projects and strategic consulting assignments for public authorities at local and national levels. As a student, he conducted a research project about prevention and risk-reduction policies in France, and was later given the professionnal opportunity to carry out a study at the national level on the audience of symphony orchestras.
Master's Degree in Public Policy and Opinion from the University of Paris-Dauphine. His working languages are French and English.
Elise Deplaude - consultant
Elise Deplaude is involved in evaluation projects for public authorities at local, national and European levels. She is particularly interested in the evaluation and support of social action, at all levels – local, national, European and international. She previously participated in surveys and evaluations on various fields of social action (employment, health, housing, precariousness, vulnerable populations, parenthood, gender equality) and mobilized various methodological approaches. She took part in several surveys to evaluate territorial policies as part of the development of global territorial agreements.
Master's degree "Progis: Opinion, marketing and media studies" at the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies. Her working languages: French and English.
Daphné Burger-Bodin - consultant
Daphné Burger-Bodin is involved in evaluation projects for public authorities at local and national levels. She is particularly interested in topic such as territorial development, ecological transition, and social policies. Prior to this, Daphné had several experiences in various fields: music festival, Brexit and fisheries, access to public services.
Master’s degree in public policies territorial mutations at the Institute of Political Science of Rennes. Her working languages are French, English, and Spanish.