Ravinder Kumar

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I am a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) professional with more than 20 years of experience in international development and research. I have provided M&E support to organisations and programmes across many sectors of international development, including poverty reduction, livelihoods, agriculture, natural resource management, governance /democracy, responsible business investments, climate change, disaster management (humanitarian response) and social enterprises. I have specific expertise in sustainability research /value chain analysis and also in voluntary sustainability standards and certification for agricultural commodities (cotton, palm oil, soybean, cocoa, cashew, sugarcane). I am also highly experienced in value chain development for agriculture commodities, building agriculture commodity supply chains for corporates and providing business development services to farm based enterprises including farmer producer groups and farmers’ co-operatives. I have about five years of project implementation experiences in agriculture value chains, rural livelihoods and integrated water resource management.

I have completed over 90 assignments in monitoring and evaluation, including about 70 in programme and performance evaluations, strategic reviews and organisational assessments. The evaluation experience includes a range of large scale, multi-country programme, process, performance and impact evaluations. These evaluation projects have utilised a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods including statistical analysis, outcome mapping, contribution tracing /analysis, theory of change-based impact evaluations, experimental (randomised control trial), quasi-experimental research, participatory /community-based evaluations etc. I have also led /facilitated the design and implementation of complex monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, and has contributed to evidence-based programme design and planning processes.

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Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Chatham, ME4 4TB