Doug Johnson

Leads IDinsight's India Education portfolio.

Doug Johnson is a Director based out of Bangalore, India. Doug manages a portfolio of projects focused on education and innovative methods for data collection and evaluation. As a part-time Technical Team member, Doug trains, manages, and mentors other Technical Team members. Previously, Doug served as IDinsight's India Regional Director, leading all aspects of IDinsight's India strategy, operations, and growth from 2016 to 2018 as IDinsight India grew from 17 staff to over 50.

Prior to joining IDinsight, Doug has held positions at USAID, Abt Associates, the World Bank, UIDAI, Accenture, and Arby's and has worked on projects in financial inclusion, health, identity, and social protection.

Doug holds an AA degree from Simon's Rock College, a BA in Political Science from Rice University, and an MPA in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard Kennedy School.



Selected Publications

  • Johnson, D, R. Juras, P. Riley, M. Chatterji, P. Sloane, S. Choi, and B. Johns. “A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Impact of a Family Planning mHealth Service on Knowledge and Use of Contraception” Accepted. Contraception

  • Johnson, D and J. Ugaz. “Determinants of Quality of Family Planning Counselling among Private Health Facilities in Lagos.” Accepted. Studies in Family Planning

  • Johnson, Douglas. "Collecting Data from mHealth Users via SMS Surveys: A Case Study in Kenya." Survey Practice 9.1 (2016).

  • Ugaz, J, A. Leegwater, M. Chatterji, D. Johnson, S. Baruwa, M. Toriola, C. Kinnan. 2015. “Impact of family planning and business trainings on private sector health providers: results from a randomized controlled trial in Nigeria” Under review.

  • Johnson, D., R. Juras, M. Chatterji, P. Riley, P. Sloane, and S. Choi. 2015. “Impact Evaluation of a Family Planning mHealth Service in Kenya”. Abt Associates SHOPS Project Report.

  • Johnson, D. 2013. “Analysis Plan for Study Evaluating the impact of mobiles for reproductive health on family planning knowledge and behavior”.

  • Johnson, Doug, Gene Goldstein-Plesser, and Tristan Zajonc. 2013. “Can Foreign Aid Create an Incentive for Good Governance? Evidence from the Millennium Challenge Corporation.”

  • Johnson, Doug, Ben Woodman, Sikiru Baruwa, Modupe Toriola, Minki Chatterji, Cynthia Kinnan, Jonathan Jackson, and Andrew Carmona. 2013. “A Census of Private Health Facilities in Six States of Nigeria” Abt Associates SHOPS Project Report.

  • Johnson, Doug, and Xi Cheng. 2014. "The role of private health providers in HIV testing: analysis of data from 18 countries." International journal for equity in health 13.1: 1-10.

  • Doug Johnson and Pushpa Subedi. Assessment of Social Assistance Programs Administrated by the Ministry of Local Development Report submitted to Government of Nepal on behalf of World Bank Nepal Office

  • Johnson, Doug, and Sushil Kumar. 2011. "Do Health Camps Make People Healthier? Evidence from an RCT of Health Camps on Usage of RSBY." (Article)

  • Johnson, Doug, and Sushmita Meka. 2010. "Access to Finance in Andhra Pradesh." Centre for Microfinance Working Paper Series. Available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1874597 News coverage: The Economist. (Article)

  • Chasnow, Michael, and Doug Johnson. Equity Investment in Indian Microfinance: A Guide for Practitioners. Bankers Institute of Rural Development Working Paper Series. (Article)

  • Johnson, Doug. 2008. "Case study on the use of smartcards to deliver government benefits in Andhra Pradesh, India." Centre for Microfinance Working Paper Series. (Article)

  • Johnson, Doug. 2008. "Information Systems in Indian Microfinance." Centre for Microfinance Working Paper Series. (Article)

  • Johnson, Doug. 2007. "The Geographic Distribution of Microfinance Services in India, 2007." Centre for Microfinance Working Paper Series. (Article)

  • Doug Johnson and Suvojit Chattopadhyay. January 16th 2012. “UID: A Uniquely Nonsensical Debate” (Article)

  • Doug Johnson and Suvojit Chattopadhyay. November 23rd 2011. “Is the IAS a Steel Frame or a Steel Cage?” (Article)

  • Doug Johnson and Suvojit Chattopadhyay. October 3rd 2011. “Idle Scheming” (Article)