Dr Anila ChannaHead of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Dr Anila Channa – Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Anila is Integrity’s Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) based in London. She is responsible for developing and delivering Integrity’s global MEL strategy, and for providing technical direction and oversight on projects across Integrity’s MEL portfolio.

Anila is a mixed methods specialist and seasoned team leader, with over 16 years of experience in research and analytics, and team and project management. She has a particular interest in education and gender, and in the use of rigorous, innovative research and evaluation methods. Prior to joining Integrity, she advised a variety of donors, NGOs and private sector organisations on monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning, consulting on programme’s such as DfID’s Girls’ Education Challenge, and DfID’s Education Fund for Sindh, and servicing clients such as British Council, Save the Children, UNESCO and the World Bank. Anila has also taught interdisciplinary courses on international development at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the School of African and Oriental Studies.

She has a PhD in Development Studies and an MSc in Development Management from the LSE. Her PhD thesis examined the political economy of education provision in rural Pakistan, focusing on the role land inequality and ethnic fractionalisation play in limiting collective action amongst marginalised groups. Anila also holds an MBA with specialisation in Finance from the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi.


Project Management, Team Management, Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation, Education and Gender, Client and Stakeholder Engagement


English (fluent), Urdu (fluent spoken), Arabic (basic)

Country Experience

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Somalia

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