Valentine J Gandhi

Co Founder and Special Advisor on Innovation and Tech4Good

Valentine (Val) Joseph Gandhi is an Implementation Scientist, Development Economist, Policy Advisor, Poverty and Livelihood Impact Evaluation Specialist, ICT4D and Knowledge Manager, currently based between Jakarta and Nairobi, with over 18 years of interdisciplinary, quantitative and qualitative research, teaching/training and project management, M&E, Strategic consulting, knowledge sharing and capacity building and development experience at both field and policy level with various UN, CGIAR and Donor agencies. He is the founder of the think tank The Development CAFE. He actively promotes innovation in M&E and Research. He was most recently Senior Advisor on Technology for Development, Innovation and Evaluation for The World Bank’s Social, Rural, Urban Resilience Unit and was Principal Consultant on Evaluation,  Innovation and ICT4D for LTS International part of the NIRAS Group. He is presently the Chief of Party for USAID/Indonesia MEL Support Platform for Social Impact. He co founded the Data Futures Hub along with Matthew Shearing and Paddy Abbot and currently advises the team on Innovation and Tech4Good.