"Hi Keri and Svetlana,
A quick note and rejoinder before calling it a day. I think that rather than looking through the lens of "national" vs "international", it is more practical, accurate and fair to talk about knowledge of…"
To the extent that an evaluation is considered independent, its independence is anchored in the evaluator's autonomy to make an evaluative judgment, i.e. once the findings of fact are agreed to, the evaluator assesses…"
I think that the "national consultants" and "international firms" dichotomy should be dismantled, if only because it can appear to reflect to a historical and corresponding distinction between "lesser competent…"