Transforming how data drives decision-making in global development | Tony Senanayake

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Despite the buzz around data-driven decision-making, it’s much easier to say than to do. Tony shares how IDinsight developed its Learning Partnership model to enable global development decision-makers – from government ministers to NGO leaders – to use real-time data to inform their policies and programs. He shares how IDinsight’s embedded teams are able to be reactive to changing social and political landscapes, transforming how poverty is addressed globally.

Prior to joining IDinsight, Tony worked as a researcher with the International Growth Center in partnership with Yale University on the design of evaluations looking at the impact of rural electrification in Sierra Leone. Tony has worked on the design of monitoring and evaluation systems for non-profits in India, evaluation of ed-tech platforms in Zambia, and the design of a youth homeless shelter in New Haven. Tony worked as a graduate intern with IDinsight where he worked on a team setting up a learning partnership with the Ministry of Education in Himachal Pradesh. Tony also worked as a manager at Deloitte focusing on research and development consulting. Tony recently graduated from Yale School of Management with an MBA and was listed as one of Poets and Quants Top 100 Best and Brightest 2020 MBA Graduates. He also has a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney and Bachelors of Finance and Law from the University of Queensland.

This talk was taken from EA Global Asia and Pacific 2020. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

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