Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Senior Policy Associate
January 2016 — Present
Senior Associate in J-PAL’s Policy Group, which synthesizes and disseminates research results from randomized evaluations of social programs. Responsibilities include:
• Managing the Governance Initiative, a multimillion-dollar research fund. This involves administering calls for proposals, grant writing, maintaining donor relations, and coordinating with the initiative’s academic co-chairs.
• Maintaining J-PAL's online database of evaluation summaries, coordinating a team of 13 writers and editors, and training staff in J-PAL's writing style.
• Authored "Make It Rain," a policy bulletin synthesizing results from ten randomized evaluations of weather index insurance products (published February 2016).