Sope Otulana is a Consultant in OPM’s Social Development portfolio. Prior to joining OPM she worked on child labour issues at the International Labour Organisation, conducting secondary research and providing inputs on qualitative methodology to impact evaluations. While there, she also contributed to the design of design of institutional analyses, sustainability studies, and thematic studies on poverty and vulnerability and gender in the Philippines, Pakistan, the Dominican Republic and Tanzania. As a research assistant at the Institute of Development studies, Sope contributed to research and evaluations on a range of topics including pastoral livelihoods in the Horn of Africa, global social policy on gender equality, and social protection. She is presently managing the qualitative workstream of the evaluation of the Voice and Accountability component of a 3-year maternal and child health programme evaluation in Zimbabwe, supporting data collection and analysis for cash transfer evaluations in Uganda and Kenya, and involved in an evaluation of DFID’s policies on violence against women and girls. Her particular interests lie in social inclusion, citizen engagement and poverty.