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Dr. Jo Jyotsna Puri

Head, Independent Evaluation Office of the Green Climate Fund (IEU), Korea

i am currently Head and Director of the Independent Evaluation office of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). I am also currently Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, New York, USA and research fellow at Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), University of Mannheim, Germany. Previously I was Deputy Executive Director of the International Initiative of Impact Evaluation (3ie), Head of Evaluation. I have more than 22 years of experience in development research, agriculture, environment, health and infrastructure related evaluation and poverty alleviation policies. I am also currently a board member of the international board of Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI) and International Center for Evaluation and Development (ICED). I have worked previously on developing evaluation methods (at the World Bank and at Columbia University ), doing policy evaluation related research (at the World Bank and at 3ie), used evaluations to provide strategic guidance (at UNEP), managed and led evaluations (UNDPG/GEF). My academic qualifications include a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Agriculture and Resource Economics and a Masters in Development Economics. In my various roles I have successfully fund raised and built offices and managed large teams. I also have extensive experience in training policy makers, bureaucrats, field staff and graduate level students in impact evaluation and techniques. I have extensive experience in providing evidence-based policy and strategic advice. Previously as Green Economy policy adviser (UNEP) I strategic advice on program development and engaging governments for equitable, green, growth transitions. I have also authored several books and published widely on policy guidance, measuring impact and evaluation including most recently a book (co-editor with Juha Uitto and Rob Van den Berg) of 'Evaluating Climate change action for sustainable developme

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