Ravinder [user:field_middlename] Kumar

Ravinder Kumar

Associate Professor -Monitoring and Impact
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK
United Kingdom

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I have experiences in international development and research relating to poverty, livelihoods, food and nutrition, agriculture, natural resource management, integrated water resource management, land tenure governance, responsible business investments, social enterprises and sustainability certification in agriculture commodities. Following are 7 areas of significant experience and expertise:

i. Provided monitoring and evaluation support to organisations and programmes in many sectors of international development, including international agricultural research and nutrition through the CGIAR system
ii. Conducted sustainability research in different agricultural commodities (oil palm, cotton, soybean, cocoa, cashew, groundnut, rubber, sugarcane) – focusing on social (which included food and nutrition security), economic and environmental dimensions.
iii. Facilitated design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, in rural livelihoods, agriculture, food and nutrition security, fisheries, forestry, integrated water resource management, social protection, social inclusion advocacy and women empowerment.
iv. Supported value chain development of agricultural commodities, building agriculture commodity supply chains for corporates, providing business development services to farm based enterprises including farmer producer groups and farmers’ co-operatives.
v. Conducted large-scale /complex evaluations using a range of methodologies and approaches –range of large scale, complex /multi-country programme, process, performance and impact evaluations, using both qualitative and quantitative methods– statistical analysis, outcome mapping, contribution tracing /analysis, theory of change based impact evaluations, experimental (randomised control trial) and quasi-experimental research etc. Also conducted organizational strategic reviews and institutional assessments.
vi. Facilitated programme design and evidence-based planning processes.
vii. Implemented development project: large scale implementation of integrated water resources management, agriculture value chains and local economic development projects.

Long term experience in India; professional experience in 14 other countries in East and West Africa, South and South East Asia – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia.