Paul Wang

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Leads IDinsight's Africa and philanthropy advisory portfolios, with passion for globally-informed, locally-driven policy solutions.

Paul Wang is a Founding Partner at IDinsight, based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Paul is a strategic advisor with more than a decade of Africa-based experience, including seven years as IDinsight's Africa lead. He has led projects in 15 African countries, India, and South East Asia. Clients span governments, foundations, NGOs and social businesses in many sectors including agriculture, health, education, livelihoods and financial inclusion.

Paul previously worked at the McKinsey and Company, World Bank, TechnoServe, TAMTAM - Together Against Malaria, and MIT's Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Paul holds an MPAID, MBA and BA (economics) from Harvard University.


Selected Publications

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

  • Wang P, Connor AL, Guo E, Nambao M, Chanda-Kapata P, Lambo N, Phiri C. “Measuring the impact of non-monetary incentives on facility delivery in rural Zambia: a clustered randomised controlled trial.” Trop Med Int Health. 2016 Apr; 21(4):515-24. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12678. (Article)

  • Wang P, Connor AL, Joudeh AS, Steinberg J, Ndhlovu K, Siyolwe M, Ntebeka B, Chibuye B, Hamainza B. “Community point distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets and community health worker hang-up visits in rural Zambia: a decision-focused evaluation.” Malaria, 2016 Mar 3; 15:140. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1165-1. (Article)

  • Wang P, Mwango A, Moberley S, Brockman BJ, Connor AL, Kalesha-Masumbu P, et al. “A Cluster Randomised Trial on the Impact of Integrating Early Infant HIV Diagnosis with the Expanded Programme on Immunization on Immunization and HIV Testing Rates in Rural Health Facilities in Southern Zambia.” PLoS ONE. 2015: 10(10): e0141455. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141455. (Article)

  • Leiby K, Connor A, Tsague L, Sapele C, Kaonga A, Kakaire J, Wang P. “The Impact of SMS-Based Interventions on VMMC Uptake in Lusaka Province, Zambia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” JAIDS, 2016 Aug 15; 72 Suppl 4:S264-72. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001040. (Article)

  • Shah NB, Wang P, Fraker A and Gastfriend D. “Evaluations with impact: decision-focused impact evaluation as a practical policymaking tool.” 2015; 3ie Working Paper 25. International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie).