Director of Executive Education & Strategic Initiatives
Matt Bunyi is the Director of Executive Education and Strategic Initiatives at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Matt leads the implementation of executive education programming, co-directing and teaching in Sanford’s executive programs on monitoring and evaluation, development economics, and governance. In addition to executive programming, Matt leads the development of new research projects and knowledge products across a range of sectors. Matt previously managed research projects in India for Duke University, overseeing randomized field experiments and process evaluations on government cash transfer programs in India. Before his work at Duke University, he was a Policy and Training Manager at MIT’s Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia office in New Delhi, India. During his work with J-PAL South Asia, he designed and delivered M&E capacity building programs with government, non-profit, and donor partners throughout the region. He also worked with government partners to expand usage of evidence-based policy, focusing on health sector programs in South Asia. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in East Java, Indonesia. Matt holds a Master of Public Policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is proficient in Spanish, French, and Indonesian.