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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 …

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.

Shrochis Karki

Senior Consultant and Education Systems Lead

OPM United Kingdom

Shrochis leads OPM’s Education Systems work. He has extensive experience delivering mixed-methods research, evaluation, diagnostics, and technical assistance projects. He serves on OPM’s Ethics Review Board, chairs its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and is Executive Director of Samaanta Foundation, a higher education fellowship programme.

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.

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.

Ying Yeung

Consultant

OPM United Kingdom

Ying is a consultant and development economist and has worked across the globe, including in Mongolia, Tanzania, Lebanon, and Australia. She has both technical and project management experience, mostly recently with DFID's RISE and Support to RACE II programmes. Her areas of interest include education sector planning and education in emergencies.

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.
Georgina is an economist and former teacher with twenty years’ experience of supporting education reform: 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 four years.

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).