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Director, Executive Education and Strategic Initiatives

Matt Bunyi is the director of executive education and strategic initiatives at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He leads the implementation of executive education programming, co-directing and teaching in the Sanford’s executive programs on monitoring and evaluation, development economics, and governance. In addition to executive programming, he leads the development of new research projects and knowledge products across a range of sectors. He previously managed research projects in India for Duke University, overseeing randomized field experiments and process evaluations on government cash transfer programs in India.

Before his work at Duke, Matt was a policy and training manager at MIT’s Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia office in New Delhi, India. During his work with J-PAL South Asia, he designed and delivered M&E capacity building programs with government, non-profit and donor partners throughout the region. He also worked with government partners to expand usage of evidence-based policy, focusing on health sector programs in South Asia. Matt is a former Peace Corps volunteer in East Java, Indonesia.

He holds a Master of Public Policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is proficient in Spanish, French and Indonesian.