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Ratha Loganathan

Ratha Loganathan

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, & Learning (MERL) Director

Ratha Loganathan is a senior global health policy, monitoring, evaluation, and program management professional with over two decades of success leading teams and forging strategic partnerships with funding agencies, universities, the private sector, and NGOs across 24 countries. At the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department, and with USAID implementing partners, she is a respected research and evaluation leader and an advocate for health policy and transparent development in conflict, post-conflict, and developing countries, with high-level strategy, policy, and donor collaboration experience with the UN agencies, World Bank, USG Interagency, and multilateral donors. Ratha successfully advocated on a range of health issues and led the design and implementation of programs for donors due to her effective ability to translate research and evaluation data and use evidence to inform program design and implementation. Her technical expertise focuses on pharmaceuticals strengthening, supply chain, public-private partnerships, maternal/child health, family planning, infectious disease, and health systems strengthening. Ratha has managed subcontractors and project teams from the U.S. and in developing countries, with budgets of up to US$ 200 million. She has a solid commitment to country-led development, focusing on building strong individual and institutional capacity.