Eric brings nearly 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of monitoring systems aimed at improving the lives of the poor.
Eric Dodge is an Associate Director, Monitoring Systems on the innovation team at IDinsight, based in Boston
In his role at IDinsight, Eric leads the organization's strategy on monitoring and data systems for client engagements. His portfolio includes building an on-demand data service for local traditional leaders in Zambia and working with the Children's Investment Fund Foundation in India to monitor the implementation of child welfare programs.
Prior to joining IDinsight, Eric was Data Analytics Lead at Harvard’s Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), where he worked with partners in the Indian government to improve performance management in MGNREGA, India’s flagship social safety net program. He also served with MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Ahmedabad, India, where he helped oversee the evaluation of an experimental environmental monitoring regime for industrial polluters.
Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an MPA in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard Kennedy School. At Harvard, he was awarded a prestigious fellowship for graduate students committed to working in public service careers. His research has received financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, JPAL Governance Initiative, and the UK's Department for International Development.