About the IEU
It takes a village: The IEU team
The IEU team consists of GCF staff based in Korea and a technical advisory group that support the Head of the IEU.
The list below is ordered alphabetically by first name.
Andreas Reumann, Head of the IEU
Andreas is the Head of the Independent Evaluation Unit. His extensive experience includes designing impact monitoring systems for large R4D projects, developing alternative evaluation methods and, prior to IEU, strengthening the Center for International Forestry Research’s M&E capacity. He holds a BA in European Economic Studies and an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
Aidyn Kaiyrbekova, Evaluations Assistant Consultant
Aidyn Kaiyrbekova is an Evaluations Assistant Consultant. Before joining the IEU, Aidyn worked at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Friedrich Ebert Foundation office in Vienna. She holds an MA in European Studies from Göttingen and Jagiellonian universities as well as a bachelor’s degree in Regional Studies from the Eurasian National University, Astana.
Anastasia Aladysheva, Impact Evaluation Specialist a.i.
Dr. Anastasia Aladysheva is Impact Evaluation Specialist a.i. at the IEU LORTA programme. Before joining the IEU, she worked in the field of impact evaluations of development, humanitarian, and peacebuilding programmes for over 10 years. She worked at the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and the World Bank. Anastasia holds a PhD in Development Economics from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.
Archi Rastogi, Chief Evaluation Advisor
Dr. Archi Rastogi is the Evaluation Advisor ad interim at the IEU. He has over 17 years of experience in various sectors, ranging from grassroots NGO to media, academia, the UN, and management consulting. Archi has a PhD in natural sciences, MSc in Environmental Management, and BSc in Biological Sciences. He is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
Carine Valarché, Evaluations Assistant Consultant
Carine Valarché is an Evaluations Assistant Consultant. Before joining the IEU, she has worked for the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development, Global Green Growth Institute, and Division of Portfolio Management at the GCF. Her research interests include Article 6 carbon pricing mechanisms, migration studies, and the decarbonisation of the energy grid. She holds an MS in Green Business and Policy from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and a BA in Human, Social and Political Science from the University of Cambridge.
Daisuke Horikoshi, Principal Evaluation Officer
Daisuke is a Principal Evaluation Officer at the IEU. His extensive field experience includes 10 years with Japanese development agencies, JICA and JICS, as a Country Specialist for Pacific Countries and a Procurement Specialist. At IEU, Daisuke works in evaluation, oversees legal processes and assists with administration. Daisuke has an MPA in Development / Management from Columbia University, an MA in Anthropology and a BA in Law.
Elangtlhoko R. Mokgano, Team Assistant
As Team Assistant with the IEU, Elang assists the Unit in working with information in machine-readable formats for data analysis. Elang holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from Hanyang University in South Korea and completed her first degree in Economics and Accounting.
Galyna Uvarova, Data and Geographic Information Systems Specialist
Galyna is IEU's Data and Geographic Information Systems Officer. Her field experience in geospatial capacity includes analytics for humanitarian needs, disaster risk assessment, as well as geospatial analysis and visualization. She has a Master of Science in Environmental and Economic Monitoring and a Bachelor of Science in Geography, Cartography, and Land Use.
Genta Konci, Evaluation Specialist
Genta is an Evaluation Specialist at the IEU. She has more than 16 years of international experience monitoring and evaluating development sector across UN agencies, governments, donors, and private organizations. Prior to the IEU, she worked as an Evaluation Specialist with the UNDP’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) where she conducted independent country programme evaluations, supported thematic evaluations of UNDP Inter-Agency Pooled Financing and Operation Services Corporate Evaluation and other evaluation capacity development initiatives in IEO. Before that, she worked at the UNEP Evaluation Office in Kenya. Genta holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a MA degree in International Development from Deakin University.
Imee Necesito, Evaluation Intern
Imee is currently doing her internship in the IEU DataLab. She recently obtained her PhD in Water Resources Engineering and Hydrology/Climate Change in Inha University, South Korea. She also took up her Master's Degree in South Korea right after getting her license as a Civil Engineer in the Philippines. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked as a Hydrologist and as a Drainage Design Engineer in a multinational engineering consultancy firm and later joined the academe in her beloved Alma Mater, the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines.
Jennifer Pampolina, Communications and Uptake Associate
Jennifer Pampolina is the IEU’s Communications and Uptake Associate. She is specialized in communications for international cooperation work within the NGO and public sector. Jennifer has worked on topics including human rights, security, rule of law, and global health. She has an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham and a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations from the University of California, San Diego.
Josephine Wambui Ngala, Evaluation Intern
Josephine W. Ngala is an IEU Intern working closely with the Communications Team. She is a communications practitioner skilled in audio-video production and communications-research. Josephine is also adept in matters concerning development cooperation such as sustainable development, human rights and gender mainstreaming. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications (Electronic Media) from Daystar University, Kenya, and a Masters Degree in International Development and Cooperation from Ewha Womans University, South Korea.
Laurene Torterat, Research Assistant Consultant
Laurene is a Research Assistant Consultant with the IEU’s DataLab. She holds a Master's in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems from the University of Rennes 2 and a Bachelor's in Geography and Land-Use from the University of Strasbourg. She previously worked at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
Martin Prowse, Evaluation Specialist
As an Evaluation Specialist, Martin is applying his 15 years of work experience in international development to support the IEU's workstreams on impact evaluation (LORTA), evidence reviews and behavioural science. He has published widely and is an editor of the European Journal of Development Research. Martin holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.
Martina de Vries, Evaluation Intern
Martina G. de Vries is an intern at the IEU, working mainly on the LORTA program. Before joining the IEU, she worked for the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development. Her research interests lay with climate change impacts on various communities, the well-being of our oceans, and renewable energy. She is soon to obtain an MA in International Studies from Seoul National University and holds a B.Sc. in Earth Science from the Vrije University of Amsterdam.
Michelle Park, Executive Assistant
Michelle Park is the IEU's Executive Assistant. Prior to joining the IEU, Michelle worked for the Embassy of Denmark as the government relations/commercial officer where she connected public and private stakeholders to promote bilateral cooperation in the sectors of energy, environment, and public health. She also worked at Samsung as Corporate Communications assistant manager. After living and studying in New Zealand for 11 years, Michelle came back to Korea and obtained a bachelor's degree in Life Sciences and Biotechnology from Yonsei University.
Mutukwa Musole, Junior Researcher
Mutukwa is a Junior Researcher. He recently worked for a regional climate change science service centre and prior to that the National Remote Sensing Centre in Zambia. Mutukwa holds a Master of Environmental Management from the University of the Free State, an MSc in Geographical Information Science and Systems from the University of Salzburg and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from the University of Zambia.
Peter Mwandri, Associate Data Analyst - Data Modeling
Peter is an Associate Data Analyst - Data Modeling at IEU, where he provides analytical and operational support on collecting high-quality evidence and analysis for the IEU’s evaluations. He has over six years of experience in research, data management and evaluation. Prior to the IEU, he worked at Indepth Consulting as a Data Analyst. He holds an M.Sc in Statistics from Hallym University (South Korea) and a B.Sc in Statistics from Dodoma University (Tanzania)
Prashanth Kotturi, Evaluation Specialist
Prashanth is an Evaluation Specialist with more than over 11 years of evaluation and development experience in private sector, government, and UN. Before IEU, Prashanth worked with the Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as an evaluation officer. He has led, co-led and supported numerous corporate evaluations, thematic evaluations, evaluation synthesis, country portfolio evaluations and project evaluations. His evaluation experience includes countries in Middle East and North Africa, East and Southern Africa and Asia and Pacific region. Prashanth holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Technology.
Rishabh Moudgill, Policy and Uptake Associate
Rishabh is a Policy and Uptake Associate at the IEU. Before GCF, he served as a Consultant for Policy, Project Implementation, and Partnerships at the WWF Secretariat. Coming from a legal background, he holds an LL.M. in International Law and International Relations from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He also holds an LL.B. in Law and Criminology from Cardiff University and the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Environment Law and Policy from National Law University, Delhi. He was a ‘Policy in Action’ Fellow at YLAC, India.
Seung-Moon Kang, Evaluations Assistant Consultant
Seung-Moon Kang is an Evaluations Assistant Consultant with the IEU’s LORTA team. Before joining the IEU, he worked for the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the Office of Human Resources at the GCF. He holds an MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis, and a BS in Environmental Economics and Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Susumu Yoshida, Evaluation Specialist - Implementation Science
Susumu is an Evaluation Specialist at the IEU. He manages and implements the IEU's Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) program. He has more than 15 years of international experience in development research and operations. Prior to the IEU, he worked at the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) as an Operations Officer. He holds a Master in Business Administration and Diploma de Estudios Avanzados in Economics from Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
Viktoriya Khan, Associate Data Analyst - Data Modeling
Viktoriya is an Associate Data Analyst - Data Modeling at the IEU. She previously worked in the IEU as a research assistant consultant supporting the Datalab and LORTA workstreams. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the KDI School of Public Policy and Management and a Bachelor's degree from Westminster International University in Tashkent.
Yeonji Kim, Knowledge Management and Uptake Specialist a.i.
Yeonji is IEU’s Knowledge Management and Uptake Specialist a.i. with 12 years of experience in policy, communications and uptake, and project management in various sectors, including media, the UN, and international organizations. Prior to joining the IEU, she provided Secretariat support to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) negotiations on climate finance and led UNFCCC’s needs-based climate finance projects. Yeonji also has rigorous communications and external relations experience from the International Finance Corporation, UNESCAP, and as a news reporter and anchor at Arirang TV. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Duke University, USA and a B.A. in International Development Studies from the University of California Los Angeles, USA.
Youn Soo Park, Evaluations Assistant Consultant
Youn is an Evaluation Assistant Consultant for the Policy Team at the IEU. Prior to GCF, she worked at the World Bank as a consultant and a junior data analyst. She has experience in statistical data analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, and data visualization. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of International Development Policy from Georgetown University.
Technical advisors to the Head of the IEU
Technical advisors to the Head of the IEU provide advice on best practices for evaluations and ensure that IEU is employing state of the art methods and practices that are well informed by theory.
Dean is the Frederic Esser Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Economics and Finance at Northwestern University (USA).
Paul is Assoc. Vice President, Strategy and Knowledge Department, and Director of Research and Impact at the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Rob Van De Berg
Rob is a Visiting Professor at King's College London, President of the International Development Evaluation Association and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex.
Vinod is currently a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore and at the Asian Institute of Management, Manila.
Former team members
- Aemal Khan
- Ali Haider
- Asha Warsame
- Avrah Abraham
- Beatrice Muroni
- Christina Humtsoe
- Cornelius Kruger
- Courtland Matthews
- DaEun Han
- David Huang
- Diana Pamela Urbina
- Emma De Roy
- Hyejin Wang
- Hyunji Roh
- Iben Holstener Hjorth
- Jihee Kim
- Joseph Mutunga
- Dr. Junior Abdul-Wahab
- Dr. Jyotsna Puri
- Liza Ottlakán
- Manav Khanna
- Mark Hopkins
- Nayeon Kim
- Nupur Khanna
- Dr. Roberto de la Rovere
- Sadie de Coste
- Safaa Loukili Idrissi
- Saesol Kang
- Dr. Swati Saini
- Dr. Solomon Asfaw
- Temurbek Zokirov
- Timothy Cha
- Wonju Kim
- Yaejun Kim