Arif Rashid leads the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance's (BHA) Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Applied Learning (DMEAL) Division to ensure high-quality programming, rigor, and innovation through strategic planning and activity design, consistent and effective performance monitoring, comprehensive and appropriate evaluation, and purposeful learning across the full spectrum of BHA responses and programming. Arif joined USAID in 2013. Before assuming his current role, he led the Monitoring and Evaluation Team in the legacy Office of Food for Peace (FFP). Arif led the improvement in the rigor of monitoring and evaluation for humanitarian assistance and resilience programs and developed M&E capacity of L-FFP and partner staff, played an instrumental role in developing Refine-and-Implement model - a post-award co-creation model considered as the best practice in USAID, co-led the development of an approach to improve sustainability of outcomes - an approach that focuses on empowering local service providers to sustain the service and input delivery beyond the life of a program, and developed and implemented a collaborative approach to process evaluations. He received his Master's in Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of Arizona, and a Master's in Socialwork from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has nearly 30 years of experience in international emergency response and development work focusing on assessments, analysis, project design, monitoring, evaluation, and management. Prior to joining USAID, he worked for a global food security and nutrition project designed to increase capacity of food security implementing agencies, networking and knowledge management; a private contractor providing technical assistance to UN agencies and NGOs; and worked for NGOs managing multi-sectoral food security projects.