Taruna Gupta – Secretary General

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Taruna Gupta is an independent evaluator with an interest in people and the planet. She is an advocate for including the voice of women and youth in decision making that influences their lives. She holds an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London and is currently studying her Bachelor of Laws.

Taruna worked as a global health consultant in London, where she supported successful contracting, management and implementation of large multi-donor programmes. She transitioned to conducting evaluations as a result of her passion for doing development differently and maximising results and learning in the aid sector. Her research and evaluation work is mainly focused on the environment, and bringing about systems-level change.

Taruna is the former Secretariat for the EvalYouth Global Network and sits on the advisory council for Blue Marble Evaluation.