Joshua Bryant has nearly a decade of experience in the fields of international development and humanitarian assistance. He is a specialist in monitoring and evaluation (M&E), operational research, project assessment, compliance and design. His expertise includes a variety of development assistance approaches, including Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P), information and communications technology for development (ICT4D), and Village Savings and Loans (VSL). Prior to joining AO, Joshua served as the M&E Manager for the DFID-funded ELAN-RDC project in DR Congo, and has also worked with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), and BRAC-USA, in Bangladesh. For the past two years, Joshua has lived and worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Since joining AO in October 2014, Joshua has conducted numerous high-level case studies of market-based responses to humanitarian crises and post-conflict development challenges. He has led program design for ICT4D projects, and most recently, implemented research activities for AO Operational Research and Support with water management committees (WMC) in the DRC, as a part of a WMC capacity development in improved financial management practices. In addition, Joshua has also investigated the potential of community-based savings groups to protect and grow WMC working capital as part of a recently completed operational research and support mission for the DFID-funded DRC WASH Consortium.
Joshua holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Gustavus Adolphus College and is currently completing his Master of Science (MSc) in Public Policy and Management through the University of London Schools, Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS). He speaks English, Spanish, and French.