Dr Jess Dart is the founder of Clear Horizon – an Australian-based specialist evaluation company. Jess is a recognised leader in evaluation and co-design with over 25 years experience in Australia and overseas. She specialises in the evaluation of complex and emergent programs and approaches. As part of her PhD she tested the ‘Most Significant Change Technique’ in an Australian context and later co-authored the User Guide with Rick Davies, which is now translated into 12 different languages.
Jess is passionate about supporting communities to thrive, and believes that evaluation has a place to support communities to achieve their shared agenda. Evaluation (when done well) can help communities uncover what works and what does not, as well as telling the story of change and creating momentum and clarity.