Dr. Samar Verma
Samar Verma is a Program Officer at Ford Foundation leading the program portfolios on public interest technologies, Future of Workers, and Philanthropy. Earlier, he served as Senior Program Specialist at International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada managing the multi-donor Think Tank Initiative (TTI) program in South Asia and Myanmar which provided core support and technical capacity building to independent, not-for-profit think tanks for strengthening institutions and informing policy-making. Samar holds a Ph.D. in Economics and an MBA. Views expressed here are strictly personal and not attributable to any organisational affiliations, past or present. The author can be reached at his personal email firstname.lastname@example.org.