My background is in economics with a specialization in decentralization and local governance reforms in developing countries. I have more than fifteen years of experience working at national and local level in SouthEast Asia. I joined ODI in 2008 after two years working with UNDP in Vietnam. Prior to that, I worked in Nepal and Cambodia with GIZ and DED managing local governance reforms and community development projects. I am currently working as Lead - Knowledge to Policy Learning at the Knowledge Sector Initiative in Jakarta.
I have an MPhil in economic development, and a PhD in education and development. At ODI I have acquired considerable experience about the principles, processes and tools that enable more evidence-based policy processes. I am a PRINCE2 and MSP APM qualified project and programme manager. I currently live in Jakarta.