Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives

Anjali Richards

Program Cycle Mechanism Specialist
Washington, DC

[email protected]



Areas of Expertise

  • Socio-economic data analysis
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • International development
  • Project management

Education & Certificates

  • M.A., International Economics and Development, University of California, San Diego
  • B.A., International Studies, Emory University

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Anjali Richards

Program Cycle Mechanism Specialist
Washington, DC

[email protected]

Anjali Richards is currently a Program Cycle Specialist embedded in the USAID Center for Resilience at the Bureau of Resilience and Food Security. In her position, she is supporting the development of high-quality resilience programming guidance to the field to operationalize and apply a resilience lens to planning, designing, monitoring, evaluating and learning from programming. Her efforts are contributing to a revision of the current Resilience Policy based on evidence, new Agency initiatives and the Bureau’s own transformation. She also leads the EI team under the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Environment Support Mechanism to support USAID’s Dominican Republic Mission to develop a project-design process enhancing resilience of communities in the Dominican Republic and Haiti border region and integrating a variety of sectors into the Mission’s environmental programming portfolio.

Anjali has over a decade of international and domestic experience in economic statistical analysis, impact evaluation methods, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), survey design and implementation, and data collection tools and reporting. Anjali has worked in a variety of fields, including environment (e.g. climate change, resilience/adaptation, climate risk management), agriculture, health, infrastructure, and education. Prior to joining Environmental Incentives, Anjali worked for three years as a MEL Specialist for USAID and previously held positions in the private and non-governmental sectors at Louis Berger, Inc., the Brookings Institution, Harvard University’s Ideas42, The World Bank, and Yale University’s Innovations for Poverty Action. Her global portfolio includes field work in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Panama, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Anjali enjoys creating standards that help bring about high-quality outcomes and values the importance of data and in-depth problem solving when addressing complex development issues. Anjali is driven to get away from her desk and into the field where working with local communities enables capacity building and cross-cultural learning to work on long-term sustainable solutions.