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Josh DeWald

Vice President of Evidence and Learning

Josh leads Mercy Corps’ Evidence & Learning Unit, which coordinates the organisation’s strategic “evidence driven commitment,” focused on using data, evidence, and analytics to improve programmes, scale what works, and influence others. In this role, he coordinates teams focused on monitoring, evaluation, and learning; research and learning; crisis and context analysis; strategy results measurement; and evidence use.

Previously, Josh was Mercy Corps’ Vice President for Programme Performance and Quality. He has also held Regional Director, Country Director, Programme Director, Programme Manager, Technical Advisor, Programme  Officer, and emergency operations roles with Mercy Corps in South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Balkans, and East Africa.

In addition to Mercy Corps, Josh has worked as a Division Director for an international agricultural research centre, IFDC, coordinating activities in South and Southeast Asia; and, in Senior Director roles with Save the Children, focused on the design and implementation of large-scale food security and livelihoods programmes, primarily in West and Southern Africa. He began working in the sector as a Peace Corps volunteer and consultant in Kyrgyzstan.