She is senior researcher at Creative Consulting & Development Works (www.developmentworks.co.za), a research, evaluation and communications consultancy servicing the development sector in South Africa and the region. Elena is a seasoned development practitioner with expertise in socio-economic research, monitoring and evaluation. She’s been trained in Social Return on Investment by the SROI Network. She has also consulted with many organisations on how to improve business operations while contributing to a community’s social and economic change. Elena loves to hike in Cape Town’s beautiful mountains. Her latest pastime, however, is motocross bikes, which her two-year-old son chose for her.