Research & Evaluation

Katherine Nolan

Research Scientist

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Katherine Nolan is a Research Scientist in AidData's Research and Evaluation Unit, where she conducts a variety of impact evaluations on a number of development topics, including health, gender, and agriculture. Katherine currently works on a retrospective evaluation utilizing geospatial matching techniques and household surveys of a child and maternal health project in Bangladesh, as well as a retrospective evaluation of small earth dam's impact on household dynamics in Northern Ghana. She also co-created AidData's new Gender Equity in Development initiative, which focuses on bringing AidData's geospatial and research expertise to the gender space, and is a member of the Global Research Institute's Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee. Her expertise lies in household surveys, data management and analysis, retrospective evaluations, and geospatial analysis.

M.A., International Business Relations and Environmental Policy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

B.A., Development Studies, African Studies, Amherst College

Prior to joining AidData, Katherine worked for Innovations for Poverty Action managing several different randomized control trials in Mongolia and Kenya. She has also managed a market access research project in Northern Uganda and conducted an off-grid electrification research project in Southern India. She holds an MA in International Business Relations and Environmental Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a BA in International Development and African Studies from Amherst College.