Fred Carden is the Principal at Using Evidence, a research and evaluation consultancy that focuses on improving the use of evidence in policy making. Prior to that, he was based in Jakarta with the Knowledge Sector Initiative, a 15-year Australian funded project to support the knowledge to policy cycle in Indonesia. He continues to support this initiative as senior research advisor. Until 2013, he was Director, Evaluation at the International Development Research Centre in Canada. He is the author and co-author of a number of publications including “Knowledge to Policy: Making the most of development research” and “Outcome Mapping”.