Kongkona Sarma is an experienced economic development specialist who started her career in the capital markets, gaining skills in financial valuation, corporate restructuring, and quantitative research. Drawing on her experience from the private sector, Kongkona has specialized in private sector development with a focus on market systems/value chain analysis, programme impact evaluation, economic and financial appraisal, and developing results measurement framework for market systems programmes. She is skilled in utilizing sector appraisal techniques, analyzing the economic potential of value chains, and conducting enterprise-level financial analysis. She has worked in economic appraisal of agricultural investment programmes and conducted market assessments in various sectors. She is a keen photographer and is involved in promoting pro-poor tourism efforts in India and Bhutan and advising responsible tourism organizations in the region.

Kongkona has undertaken assignments for various bilateral and multilateral organizations including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, and U.N. EcoSoc in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Guyana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, India, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, and the United States.



Donal Cotter

Donal Cotter has more than more than 23 years of experience in the fields of finance and economic growth, including 15 years of experience in international development. He has held management roles on five major donor-funded economic growth initiatives in transitioning economies.

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