Matt Ripley

Switzerland
Organisation
ILO
Role
Chief Technical Adviser, Enterprises Department

Matt Ripley is a team leader in the International Labour Organization (ILO). He currently runs an innovation lab (<font color="#0066cc">www.ilo.org/thelab</font>), which is working in Zambia, Timor-Leste, Peru and Afghanistan to test ways that a market systems approach can be used to improve working conditions in small and medium enterprises. Prior to this, he managed the agri-business portfolio for Samarth-NMDP, a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) programme in Nepal, where he also designed the results measurement system and took the programme through an audit against the DCED Standard.

Matt has over a decade of experience in social impact measurement and market-based approaches to poverty reduction. He has written extensively about the need for the international development industry to shift from its excessive emphasis on accountability-focused data collection towards leaner decision-focused data use. 

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