I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Research and Policy in Development team at the Overseas Development Institute in London. I am now based in Finland after living and working in Jakarta seconded to the Knowledge Sector Initiative between 2013 and 2017. There I lead the experiential learning and research work stream of the programme. I have a PhD in education and development from the University of Tampere (Finland) and have been working for about ten years on systems and processes to support the production, demand, and use of evidence to inform policy decisions. I have also worked and lived with my family in Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines.