Technology and Innovation


Vera CEO Zak Kaufman to be Honored with Dartmouth MLK Social Justice Award

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Every year on MLK Day, we are reminded of the power and importance of visionary leadership in our global work to end … Read More

The Bigger Picture Beyond Data: Nick’s Road to Vera

A Consultant in Vera’s Boston office, Nick Strutt has experience in agricultural development, international trade law, and maternal and childhood nutrition. Before joining Vera, he spent more than three years overseeing a large randomized control trial in Ghana evaluating a … Read More

Building solutions to complex problems: Christian’s road to Vera

Christian Paré is a Senior Consultant for Vera Solutions. Prior to joining Vera’s Geneva team, Christian spent four years studying and working in the Swiss melting pot. There, he worked at several international organizations, including IOM, UNHCR, and The Global … Read More

MERL Tech 2016

MERL Tech 2016: Whether Big Data or Small Data, it Needs to be Good Data

Vera’s Allison Blajda and Alan Guedes recently attended the 2016 MERL Tech conference in Washington, DC. The event provided an opportunity for attendees – ranging from funders and program implementers to technology providers and other development practitioners – to showcase … Read More

Using the power of tech for M&E: Aditi’s Road to Vera

Aditi Patel is a Consultant at Vera Solutions, based in Mumbai and en route to Geneva. Before Vera, Aditi received her Master’s degree specializing in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Outside from her interests … Read More

UN Global Goals

UN General Assembly, Social Good Summit Highlight Tech-Driven Development

Alyssa Heinze is a Marketing & Communications Intern at Vera Solutions. A junior at Dartmouth College, Alyssa studies Government and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to her work at Vera, she studied abroad at Hyderabad Central University and interned … Read More

Good data saves lives: Natalie’s road to Vera

Natalie Price, based in Mumbai, manages Vera’s Implementation Support Team. She has an MPH from Yale School of Public Health and brings more than five years of experience in the education, health, and technology sectors to the Vera team. This … Read More

Improving social impact byte-by-byte: Nadeem’s road to Vera

Lead developer and technical architect, Nadeem Shaikh, discusses his path to Vera’s Mumbai hub. Before he developed the coding standards we live by, Nadeem was an independent branding and web presence consultant and also worked as a web solutions specialist. A Shah … Read More

Sankalp Global Summit | The “Next 3 Billion”

Sankalp Global Summit focused on the needs of the “Next 3 Billion”

Vera’s Caitlin Ferguson recently attended the Sankalp Global Summit in Mumbai. An annual event run by Intellecap, Sankalp provided a forum for more than 1,000 attendees – ranging from high-impact entrepreneurs to funders, corporates, and investors – to discuss “Innovations … Read More

Clean Water and Sanitation | Global Goal 6

Global Goals for Sustainable Development: Clean Water and Sanitation

This September, UN member states met in New York to ratify the Global Goals, committing to 17 goals that will act as a blueprint for global development over the next 15 years. The ambitious agenda – which tackles poverty, climate … Read More