Matthew Roberts is Monitoring and Evaluation Manager on DAI’s Land Investment for Transformation programme (LIFT), a six-year U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)-funded project to improve the incomes of the rural poor in Ethiopia by enhancing economic growth through second-level land certification, improving rural land administration systems, and boosting the enabling economic and regulatory environment. He is based full-time in Addis Ababa and acts as DAI’s General Manager in Ethiopia. Matthew’s previous position was as Framework Manager of the Evidence on Demand (EoD) programme, where he built strong relationships with DFID advisors. EoD, an international development information hub, provided access to high-quality resources, sourcing individual consultants or putting together bespoke teams to match specific needs relating to climate and environment, infrastructure, and livelihoods. Since joining the company in 2005, his work has also included managing the Livelihoods Resource Centre, a programme of support services for DFID staff, a role as Deputy Programme Manager on a U.K. Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs contract to provide an emergency vaccination response in the event of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, and three years in the European Commission Framework Unit.



Daxa Patel

Daxa Patel has 18 years of multi-country, multimillion-pound project delivery experience. Daxa has built and led large multicultural teams in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Russia and provided troubleshooting, mentoring support, and expertise to achieve success on both a managerial and consultancy basis.

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