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Causal Design Cofounder to appear on WeWork Panel for Data in Development

I’m really excited to be a part of the development community that uses WeWork for office space in the US. Next week, WeWork K Street (DC) and Cooper/Smith are hosting a panel discussion on data collection, analysis, and use in international development. The (large) panel includes staff from 8 different wework-based firms all working in data for development.

Come check out the panel, ask some hard questions, and enjoy the free drinks.

CategoriesCommunity Opinion

Shift to Emperics

I was just forwarded a Bloomberg article by a good friend along with a note that she finally understood -kinda- what it is we do. Many, my own family included, believe that economists spend their days coming up with theoretical models for what could happen in the market. I’ve spent a fair amount of time trying to explain […]

IDinsight: “The Future of Impact Evaluation”

With support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, IDinsight published a 3ie Working Paper on the “Future of Impact Evaluation.” We really like the team over at IDinsight and think they are spot-on with this work. Causal Design’s primary focus is on providing decision-focused evaluations like they describe in the paper. Their main arguments are listed […]

CategoriesCommunity Research

Announcing: Dan Hudner, Director of Research & Evaluation

We are thrilled to announce that Dan Hudner has joined the Causal Design team as our Director of Research. Dan joins us from Mercy Corps where he has served as the Peacebuilding Evaluation Fellow and co-authored research on disaster resilience with Jon Kurtz. Dan combines his expertise in evaluation techniques with experience managing development projects to create […]


Congrats and Fair Winds Kevin

May has already been a month of significant transition (More updates to come!). Unfortunately, we are saying farewell to Kevin Kelsey this week. Kevin was our first research analyst, and his shoes will be hard to fill. While on our team, he made substantial contributions to our evaluations of Mercy Corps’ TabangKO (Philippines) and INVEST (Afghanistan) programs. […]