Jessica is a Senior Program Manager with AidData, serving as AidData Research Consortium’s (ARC) principal point of contact. Previously, she served as the Chief Operating Officer at the WomanStats Project, and worked with the Worldwide Organization for Women as a Global Education Opportunity Intern in Geneva, Switzerland. Jessica received her MS in Public Policy and BA in Economics from Brigham Young University.
Supporting evaluation at USAID through a global research network
Lowering the barriers for researchers to collaborate directly with those who set development policy means innovations reach the field sooner.
AidData-Afrobarometer partnership produces geocoded public-attitude survey data for 37 African countries
The new dataset represents the most precise and consistent geocoding of Afrobarometer's surveys to date.
AidData funds next generation of development research using geospatial data
In this post we’re excited to tell you more about 9 awardees that will begin work this summer, and provide a preview of how this cohort of research projects will advance our mission to make development finance data more accessible and actionable.
A 5 Minute Dive Into Our New Geocoded World Bank Data
This dataset offers an exciting opportunity for researchers and policymakers to better understand the impact and allocation of World Bank projects.
Beyond the Tyranny of Averages: Development Progress from the Bottom Up
Samantha Custer, Matthew DiLorenzo, Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, Jessica Wells