Ravinder Kumar

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Mr Ravinder Kumar

Professional title: 
Other
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Agriculture, forestry, rural livelihoods
Other (professional title): 
Senior Research Fellow
Organization name: 
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
Organization type: 
Academia/Research
City: 
Chatham
Country: 
United Kingdom

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I have experiences in international development and research relating to poverty, livelihoods, agriculture, natural resource management (sustainable forest management, integrated water resource management), ethical trade, land rights, land tenure governance, responsible business investments, social enterprises and sustainability certification in agriculture commodities. Synopsis of my experiences is: • Expertise in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment with a focus on poverty, agri-businesses /value chains, and social, environmental and institutional impacts of projects, programmes and policies • Significant experiences in range of evaluation methodologies and approaches – both qualitative and quantitative focused – outcome mapping, contribution tracing /analysis, theory of change based impact evaluations, experimental (randomised control trial) and quasi-experimental evaluation methodologies of impact assessment in international development. Conducted range of programme and impact evaluations includes large scale, complex /multi-country statistical analysis and qualitative assessments • Varied experiences in sustainability research in different agriculture commodities (palm oil, cotton, soyabean, cocoa, sugarcane) – focusing on social, economic and environmental dimensions • Design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, in many sectors (agriculture, natural resource management, Health /HIV/AIDS) of international development • Facilitating /providing technical support on programme design and evidence based planning processes • Process and performance evaluations, strategic reviews, institutional assessments • Value chain development of agricultural commodities, building agriculture commodity supply chains for corporates, providing business development services to farm based enterprises including farmer producer groups and farmers’ co-operatives • Thematic research, advocacy evaluations, gender research, participatory research, narrative analysis and synthesis • Implementation of development project: large scale implementation of integrated water resources management and local economic development projects Long term experience in India; professional experience in 12+ other countries in Africa, South and South East Asia – Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia.





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