Dan Robinson is I4DI’s Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL). Dan has more than ten years of experience in international development including roles in MERL, program management, business development, and research. Dan joins I4DI following several years with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) including roles with the USAID Center for Economics and Market Development and the USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security. Dan has expertise in USAID’s MERL, Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA), program management, and contract processes and has worked as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for two USAID projects.

Dan has additional long-term work experience with ACDI/VOCA in Tanzania and Washington DC, as part of the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program, and with Olam International in Ghana, as a Princeton in Africa Fellow. Dan holds a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a Master of Science in Food Policy & Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, both of which are parts of Tufts University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Georgetown University.

Abi Riak is I4DI’s Senior Advisor in Organizational Effectiveness. Ms. Riak provides leadership to I4DI associates and technical assistance to clients and partners in organizational development and effectiveness. Ms. Riak believes that a positive, aligned work culture is key to the delivery of innovative, tangible,
Michael Buret is I4DI’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, focusing primarily on business development, entrepreneurship, vocational training, youth, gender, economic growth, finance, and administration, and implementation of a wide range of development projects, always with a results-oriented project management style.
Dr. Steven Lichty is I4DI’s  Evaluation, & Research Advisor. He has nearly 15 years of experience with international development in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. These experiences include: design, monitoring, and evaluation of a range of global programs, including those in post-conflict, transitional,