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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 …

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

Consultant

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

Consultant

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

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.