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Ravi M. Ram is a Monitoring & Evaluation, Learning (MEL) and Strategic Planning expert, with over 20 years’ experience in gender-responsive and equity-focused international development, based in Nairobi, Kenya. He brings substantial evaluation and research experience in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, including direct, on-site field and policy engagement in those regions. His expertise in international evaluation involves a gender, equity and social inclusion lens applied to human development (health, nutrition, WASH, education, child protection) and integrated programming (e.g. microcredit, climate change, infrastructure, financial inclusion, food security and women’s self-help groups). Ravi has served as evaluation team lead for EU, USG, DFID and multi-donor pool-funded evaluations, and has overseen other evaluations supported by a variety of institutional donors and private foundations. His approach to evaluation and research incorporates the UN Women guidance on equity focused and gender-responsive principles and methods, as well as a utilization-focused approach. Ravi applies a strategic lens to his engagements, advising institutions on long-term vision, mission and results. Along with his methodological expertise in MEL and research, Ravi offers subject matter specialization in health systems, social accountability, antimicrobial resistance, community and women’s health and UHC. As part of his professional service, Ravi serves on the board for the Kenya NGO network and regional East African civil society coalitions, as well as contributing to the African Gender & Development Evaluation Network (AGDEN) and the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA). He has previously worked for international collaborations with universities and NGOs in Eastern and Southern Africa and South Asia. He holds a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from USIU, an MPH from Boston University, and an AB from Harvard College.