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Anupam Anand

Senior Evaluation Specialist, Independent Evaluation Office (IEO)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Anupam Anand

Anupam Anand is a Senior Evaluation Officer at the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (GEFIEO) with more than 15 years of combined experience in evaluation, international development, and academia. He leads evaluations on biodiversity, SFM and REDD+, nature-based solutions, land degradation, fragility and conflict, and illegal wildlife trade. He uses mixed-method approaches with geospatial analysis, computational social science, drones, and field-based techniques for problem-solving and evidence-gathering. 

Before joining the IEO, Anupam was a Remote Sensing Scientist at the University of Maryland, working on multiple NASA-funded projects, including field campaigns for future satellite missions. He also consulted for the World Bank working on climate change diagnostics reports. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on remote sensing, ecology, sustainable development, land cover change, evaluation, and environmental policy. Anupam holds a Ph.D. in Geospatial Science from the University of Maryland.

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