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About the Education team

We help education reformers achieve lasting system improvements at scale through rigorous analysis, capacity development, and implementation support.

Sourovi De

Education Senior Portfolio Leader, Non-Executive Director

OPM United Kingdom

Sourovi De leads OPM’s Education, Early Childhood Development and Labour portfolio. Sourovi also serves as a staff member on OPM’s governing board and its strategy sub-committee. She focusses on primary and secondary grade learning assessments, teacher development, early childhood development, school quality, education technology, maternal and …

Nicola Ruddle

Senior Consultant

OPM United Kingdom

Nicola leads OPM’s Education Financing work. She has led projects for DFID, UNICEF, and GPE, including mixed-methods evaluations, diagnostic studies, policy development and costing. She has worked globally from Tanzania to Pakistan, Vietnam and Fiji. Before joining OPM, Nicola was in the UK Civil Service, and an ODI Fellow in Ghana.
Caitlin is an economist focusing on Education Financing. She has managed a number of UNICEF projects around public finance for children, including the 2019 Global Learning Programme. She is currently leading a costing of ECE in Morocco and fiscal space analysis in Oman, and has worked on policy design, ESP development and M&E.

Gabi Elte

Consultant

OPM United States

Gabi Elte is an economist working in the Education Finance team of OPM, based in Washington, DC. She has been involved in a number of impact evaluations and education sector financial analyses. Previously, she was an ODI Fellow at the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia. Gabi holds an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford.

Tom Pugh

Senior consultant

OPM United Kingdom

Tom is a senior consultant in the education portfolio, and has worked across the globe, including in South Africa, Uganda, Pakistan, Kenya, Syria, Nigeria, and Rwanda. Tom’s experience straddles both the public and private education sectors, and he currently serves as deputy project director in DFID’s Support to RACE II programme in Lebanon.

Zara Majeed

Senior consultant

OPM United Kingdom

Zara Majeed is a development economist and leads OPM’s Education Assessments hub. Her work focuses on developing and analysing measures of school quality and pupil learning using quantitative methods. She has led the design and delivery of evaluations of large-scale education programmes.

Peter-Sam Hill

Consultant

OPM United Kingdom

Peter-Sam’s primary focus is learning assessments, but he has worked across financing, strategy and M&E within the education sector. He managed studies that assessed critical thinking and communication skills in Ghana and Mozambique, and developed a lesson observation instrument for an evaluation in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.

Rowan Hamill-McMahon

Country Manager

OPM Myanmar

Rowan is OPM Myanmar’s Country Manager and leads our southeast Asia education hub.  Based in Myanmar since 2016, Rowan is currently the Deputy Director of DFID Myanmar’s £10m assessment reform programme. Once an English teacher, Rowan’s career in development has focused on the management of large donor-funded technical assistance programmes and …

Shrochis Karki

Chief of People and Organisational Culture

OPM United Kingdom

Dr. Shrochis Karki is the Chief of People and Organisational Culture (CPOC) at OPM. He is responsible for achieving OPM’s people and cultural objectives by leading a transformational global People and Organisational Culture (POC) function that drives high performance and engagement across the company, and in all territories. He drives OPM’s …

Katharina Keck

Consultant

OPM United Kingdom

Katharina Keck is an experienced quantitative analyst in OPM’s Education team. She has been involved in designing and implementing several mixed-methods impact evaluations of education programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Her areas of interest include impact evaluation methodologies for education programmes and measuring pupil learning.
Georgina is an economist, and former teacher, with twenty years’ experience of supporting education reform in developing countries: providing advice and training to officials in ministries of education, and carrying out policy and research studies. She has led the independent verification of a payment by results programme in Tanzania for the last …

Zara Durrani

Consultant

OPM Pakistan

Zara specialises in management, delivery, and policy analysis of large-scale social development projects, particularly using mixed methods, focusing on teacher development, girls’ education, and value for money (VfM) assessment. She recently provided pro bono support to advance the reform agenda of the Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan).