Andrew Fraker

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Leads the innovation team.

Andrew Fraker is an IDinsight Founding Partner and provides significant evaluation and policy expertise. He has overseen IDinsight engagements in governance, health, sanitation, education and finance across Africa and Asia.

Andrew launched IDinsight's innovation team with the mission of developing innovative tools and services to help clients increase their social impact. The team is currently focused on five work streams: 1) Data on Demand: making large-scale survey data collection radically faster and cheaper, 2) machine learning, 3) monitoring systems, 4) results-based financing, and 5) the IDinsight toolkit.

Prior to IDinsight, Andrew worked at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab in Udaipur, India and at MIT in the US. Before that he worked at the Center for Healthcare Financing at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Andrew studied Economics at Princeton University as an undergraduate and received an MPA in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School.



Selected Publications

  • "Can Machine Learning Double Your Social Impact?" (with Ben Brockman, Jeff McManus, and Buddy Shah). Stanford Social Innovation Review, February 20, 2019. (Article)

  • “Evaluations with impact: decision-focused impact evaluation as a practical policymaking tool” (with Shah NB, Wang P, and Gastfriend D). International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), September, 2015. (Working paper)

  • "Welfare impacts of an entry-level solar home system in Uganda" (with A. Chen, D. Stein, J. Fischer, N. Shah, S. Shirrell). Journal of Development Effectiveness, April 12, 2017. (Article)

  • “Microcredit and Willingness to Pay for Environmental Quality: Evidence from a Randomized-Controlled Trial of Finance for Sanitation in Rural Cambodia” (with Ben Yishay A, Guiteras, R, Palloni G, Shah NB, Shirrell S, Wang P.). JEEM, November 25, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.jeem.2016.11.004. (Article)

  • “Social Health Insurance for Developing Nations: Designing SHI” (with William C. Hsiao, R. Paul Shaw, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Matthew Jowett, Diana Pinto, Sreekanth Ramachandra). World Bank, 2007. (Scientific publication)