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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.

Ian MacAuslan

Education team leader

OPM Myanmar

Ian MacAuslan leads our Education team, based in Myanmar and working across Central Asia, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. He supports governments and their partners to improve education systems and learning for all, and to reduce poverty and disadvantage. Ian leads programmes providing technical assistance, research and evaluation – in …

Sourovi De

Cross-cutting team leader, Non-executive director

OPM United Kingdom

Sourovi leads our Cross-Cutting team and is a member of the Education team. She also serves on the Board as a non-executive director. She uses quantitative methods to carry out impact and cost evaluations of social policies and programmes. She has worked extensively in Nigeria in areas such as school quality, teacher development, maternal and …

Zara Majeed


OPM United Kingdom

Zara Majeed is a development economist experienced in designing and implementing mixed-methods impact evaluations and process reviews of large scale education programmes. Her areas of interest include assessing pre- and primary education quality and measuring pupil learning. 

Shrochis Karki


OPM United Kingdom

Dr Shrochis Karki leads OPM’s Education Systems work. He has extensive experience of delivering research and evaluation projects with government counterparts and bilateral, multilateral, and non-government organisations across the policy cycle. He is the Executive Director of a higher education fellowship programme, Samaanta Foundation.

Gabi Elte


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.

Katharina Keck


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.