Dinuk is a Research Associate at the Development Policy Centre with a research focus on evaluations, migration and studies using surveys. He currently advises ANU’s Development Policy Centre on impact evaluations.
In 2019, Dinuk led a review of the UN Migration Agency’s data collection processes across over 70 countries while in 2018 and 2019, Dinuk led reviews on behalf of DFAT. Between 2013 and 2016, Dinuk was the principal investigator on research and evaluation projects commissioned by the Australian government and the Asian Development Bank. These include being the technical lead on multiple projects in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Between 3,000 to 30,000 people have been interviewed in each country and in most cases, tablet devices have been used to collect data.
In 2014 and 2015, Dinuk was an advisor to the Asian Development Bank’s Impact Evaluation Committee. From 2009 to 2011, he was employed at the World Bank Group as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. He has consulted on economic and evaluation related issues for the World Bank, IFC, ADB, Australian Aid, the Australian government and multiple Red Cross Societies. He was formerly an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dinuk holds a PhD (focusing on evaluations) and Master in International and Development Economics from ANU and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.