Dr Valentine Joseph Gandhi is an Implementation Scientist, Development Economist, Policy Advisor, Poverty and Livelihood Impact Evaluation Specialist, ICT4D and Knowledge Manager. He is 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. He is presently Chief of Party for USAID/Indonesia’s MEL Platform for Social Impact. As a Co Founder of NIRAS Data Futures Hub, he serves as special advisor for Data Innovation and Emerging technology for Evaluation.