Menno Pradhan is a Lead Researcher on the RISE Indonesia team. He is a Professor in Project and Program Evaluation at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. He works in the areas of health, education and poverty, focusing on the evaluation of policies in these areas. His research uses applied mirco-economic techniques to study topics like health insurance, early childhood development, teacher incentives, community participation in social services and subjective poverty. Before joining AIGHD, he worked as a Senior Education Economist at the World Bank office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Besides Indonesia, he recently has conducted research in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.