Drew Gardiner is a member of the Global Technical Team of the ILO's Employment Policy Department. He is the Chief Technical Adviser of the IFAD-ILO partnership "Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa", which undertakes impact evaluation of policies and programmes on women and youth employment. He is an accomplished researcher, speaker and adviser on evidence-based active labour market policies. Drew has mobilized and managed a portfolio of labour market programmes on skills, entrepreneurship and employment services across Africa and the Middle East, working with stakeholders from the UN, private sector and government. Drew has a bachelor's degree in international relations and French from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the University of Geneva.