Dan James

Dan is a principal consultant, dividing his time between consultancies and grant-funded research. With a background in economic research, he provides support for quantitative research methods across a number of INTRAC’s work streams. His areas of interest include governance and accountability, impact assessment and how evidence is used in international development programming. Dan has regional experience in South East Asia, has lived and worked in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam and worked with activists across the region.

Prior to joining INTRAC, Dan managed a capacity development centre for ActionAid, supporting civil society youth movements in Myanmar (Burma). Dan also has 6 years’ experience designing and conducting policy analysis and evaluation as part of the UK Government’s Economic and Social Research Service, working on migration, violent crime, and local governance. He graduated in Geography, with a focus on international development.

His recent work includes monitoring and review of a global pilot of beneficiary feedback mechanisms, developing training materials on measuring value for money, and he also contributes to INTRAC’s Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation training course.

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