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Avnish Gungadurdoss

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Instiglio


Avnish leads and coordinates Instiglio’s global strategy and RBF Practice, and provides technical direction in key projects. He also developed and now steers the Performance Management practice. Prior to founding Instiglio in 2012, Avnish advised a large DFID challenge fund of Bangladesh on the monitoring and evaluation of a portfolio of 18 innovative NGO projects using cutting-edge technology. Previously, Avnish led the implementation, monitoring and rigorous evaluation of an information campaign in 500 villages of Rajasthan, India for the MIT Poverty Action Lab. Avnish has also consulted with the World Bank on the implementation of a large social protection program in Bangladesh. Avnish holds a MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School, a diploma in performance management for non-profits from Harvard Business School, and a BA in economics and math from Dartmouth College. He was awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship and was elected as one of the "Forbes 30 under 30" social entrepreneurs for his work with Instiglio. He is a national of Mauritius, and resides in Bogotá, Colombia.