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Aditya Khurana

Principal (Evaluation for Development)

Aditya Khurana is a principal in the Evaluation for Development practice at Genesis. He is based in the East Africa office in Nairobi. He is a public policy and MEL specialist with expertise in gender mainstreaming, social protection and human development.

He has extensive experience in technical advisory, programme management, MEL, and strategy development across governance, social protection, health and nutrition, gender mainstreaming, and inclusive economic development programmes. Over years, he has worked with a range of donors including FCDO, SIDA, World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, BMGF and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to deliver successful, high-impact interventions across South Asia and Africa.

Aditya’s work has incorporated the full spectrum of the project cycle, from programme scoping and design, through implementation, and evaluation and learning. Most notably, he has worked with the top management of FCDO to develop a framework and roadmap for FCDO’s internal learning strategy, and designed a $10 million conditional cash transfers programme for improving nutritional outcomes in Rajasthan.

Aditya has undertaken MEL activities in the areas of economic development and market systems, private sector development, women’s empowerment and protection, democratic governance, nutrition, and education. In 2020, he concluded the evaluation of the government of India’s $13 billion programme portfolio for Women and Child Development, and $60 billion programme portfolio for rural development. Previously, he also evaluated FCDO’s programme portfolio in Zimbabwe, and provided recommendations for future FCDO programming in-country. In 2021, he conducted an analysis of the Swedish government’s gender equality portfolio across Africa and Asia, looking at the policy and systemic impact being made by the SIDA programmes in propagating women’s economic empowerment, reducing incidence of gender-based violence, and enhancing women’s representation and participation in public service.

Previously, Aditya was principal consultant for evaluation and learning at Triple Line, where he worked with bilateral donors and philanthropies to develop strong MEL systems, conducting programme evaluations, and developing MEL capacity of implementing agencies and NGOs working on the ground across Africa. Before that, he was the associate director for social and economic empowerment at IPE Global Limited, leading programme delivery and business development across thematic areas relating to social protection, inclusion and accountability in South Asia.

Aditya holds a master’s in Public Policy from University College London and a bachelor’s in Commerce from Panjab University.


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