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Eric Dodge (United States)

Director, Engineering and Monitoring Systems

Eric Dodge is a Director on the Data Science, Engineering, and Monitoring Systems team at IDinsight, based in Boston.

Eric brings over 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of monitoring systems aimed at improving the lives of the poor.

In his role at IDinsight, Eric leads the organization’s monitoring strategy and technical execution of data systems for clients. His work includes building a data management system for IDinsight’s Data on Demand initiative that aims to make primary data collection in developing countries radically cheaper, faster, and higher quality; helping the Delhi government monitor and improve its management of COVID-positive individuals in the state; 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.