Arjun Upadhyay is an education specialist with over seven years of experience working on education sector analysis and reform in Africa and Asia.
As a senior program officer at Results for Development (R4D), Mr. Upadhyay leads projects on international education finance, early childhood development (ECD) costing and expenditure analysis, and research on low-fee private schools. To provide critical advice and evidence to decision-makers in these fields, Mr. Upadhyay obtains primary data (through household surveys, for instance), analyzes quantitative and qualitative data, and collaborates on reports for dissemination to partners and funders.
At R4D, Arjun has contributed to numerous projects including a needs assessment of low-fee private schools in Ghana, an interim evaluation of the Global Partnership for Education, an evaluation of citizen-led learning assessments in Pakistan, and co-authored an ECD financing report for the International Commission on Financing Global Education.
Prior to joining R4D, Mr. Upadhyay was an associate program officer at The Asia Foundation working on economic growth and education sector reform in the Philippines. He also consulted for the US Agency for International Development and the UN Institute for Training and Research, and has published work for Early Childhood Matters magazine.
Mr. Upadhyay holds a master’s degree in international development from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a BA in international relations and economics from the College of Wooster. Upadhyay is a native speaker of English, is proficient in French and speaks conversational Nepali.