Sarang Mangi

Representative for South and East Asia

Sarang Mangi is a results-based management and evaluation specialist with experience in programming related to human rights, gender, disability, countering violent extremism, and fragile states.  He has completed missions in East Africa and supervised data collection in both rural and urban settings including conservative contexts. Asa Bangladesh country lead and Rwanda field coordinator for a multi-country project on women's economic empowerment, Sarang assessed how redistribution of unpaid care work affects women and contributes towards women’s socio-economic empowerment. He has also worked as Pakistan country lead for the mid-term evaluation of a multi-country project focusing on increasing inclusion and access to rehabilitation services for children in displacement contexts.

Sarang has also developed outcome level indicators, theory of change narratives, and conducted evaluations of more than 25 USAID-funded projects focusing on countering violent extremism in sensitive contexts in Karachi and Northern Sindh while building the capacity of local implementation partners in results-based management and complexity-aware monitoring. He has remained the focal person and part of the evaluation reference group for independent evaluations for USAID’s small grants projects on CVE in Karachi and Northern Sindh. He has a special interest in game theory,systems thinking, complexity, and emerging methods in monitoring and evaluation.  Sarang is a Fulbright scholar and holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Cornell University. He speaks English, Urdu, and Sindhi.

Sarang also writes op-eds and columns on environmental and emerging development issues.

Childhood dream job: Wildlife ranger

What I like to do when not working: Exploring national parks, treading woods, and reading poetry.

Favorite quotes:  'You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming’ — Pablo Neruda, ‘Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels’ — Nikos Kazantzakis