Anupam Anand is a Senior Evaluation Officer at the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the Global Environment Facility (GEFIEO)with more than 15 years of combined experience in evaluation, international development, and academia. He joined the GEF-IEO in 2014 and leads evaluations on biodiversity, SFM and REDD+, nature-based solutions, land degradation, fragility and conflict, and illegal wildlife trade. He uses mixed-method approaches with geospatial analysis, computational social science, drones, and field-based techniques for problem-solving and evidence-gathering. Before joining the IEO, Anupam was a Remote Sensing Scientist at the Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) at the University of Maryland, working on multiple NASA-funded projects, including field campaigns for future satellite missions. He also consulted for the World Bank working on climate change diagnostics reports. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on remote sensing, ecology, sustainable development, land cover change, evaluation, and environmental policy. Anupam holds a Ph.D. in Geospatial Science from the University of Maryland and is also an IPDET graduate.
I-f: Evaluation at the Nexus of Environment and Development
For evaluation to remain relevant in today’s world, it must recognize the interconnectedness of the human and natural systems. As evaluators, we must see the larger picture in which the interventions we evaluate operate. We can no longer evaluate projects and programs in isolation, based only on their internal logic, as if they existed in a vacuum.
Instructor(s)Juha Uitto, Geeta Batra, Anupam Anand
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