Jeanette (Jay) Asencio Tocol

Senior MEL Manager

Jeanette (Jay) Asencio Tocol has more than 18 years of experience in research, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) in the democracy, human rights, governance and rule of law sector. Prior to joining ERI, she was the MEL Advisor for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Center for Global Programs, leading all evaluations in the Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI) division of ABA, providing guidance and support for MEL efforts in more than 50 countries globally, and leading numerous internal and external learning efforts in the democracy, rights and governance sector.

She authored ABA’s internal evaluations in the last six years and co-authored two practice notes that aid in measuring results of justice sector reforms and in assessing the performance of courts. Jay has extensive experience working with numerous donors including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, UNHabitat, USAID, U.S. State Department, CIDA, EU/ EC, and AusAID as an independent evaluator and an institutional capacity assessment and development specialist for Southeast Asian programs before joining the ABA.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Jay is a proud alumna of the University of the Philippines in Diliman and the Asian Institute of Management in Makati. She is currently a member of the American Evaluation Association where she serves as program co-chair of the Democracy, Rights and Governance Topical Interest Group (DRG TIG).