Matthew Roberts leads the Europe office’s Managing for Development Results (MfDR) initiative, which aims to bring together and utilise results data from all of DAI’s projects, regardless of donor, country or sector, and allow the company to take stock of, learn from and communicate its achievements. This role includes supporting colleagues in implementing best practice in monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) and Value for Money. He was previously based in Ethiopia, where he was the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) project, as well as acting as DAI’s in-country General Manager.

Matthew also has extensive experience of setting up and managing rapid-response framework contracts for the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Commission (EC). He is currently DAI’s Consortium Manager for EACDS Lot B, which provides rapid, high-quality technical assistance to DFID, other U.K. Government departments and donors by providing technical expertise to strengthen resilience and response to crises via a rapid-response call-down agreement, and since joining the company in 2005, his work has included: managing the CEIL PEAKS/Evidence on Demand framework, an international development information hub which provided access to high-quality expertise in climate and environment, infrastructure, and livelihoods; managing the Livelihoods Resource Centre, a programme of support services for DFID staff; and three years as a Project Manager in DAI’s EC Frameworks team.



Kongkona Sarma

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.

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