Mathematica's Hughes Named to World Bank Technical Advisory Group

Senior Fellow to Advise on Survey Methodology
Feb 15, 2017

Sarah Hughes


Sarah Hughes, senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research, has been tapped by the World Bank to serve on its recently established technical advisory group for survey methodology. The group consists of recognized experts in data collection and production.

“I am honored to join this distinguished group of data collection experts and to collaborate on this important initiative of the World Bank,” said Hughes. “Our work will help developing countries improve survey data quality, comparability, and accessibility. These efforts will inform the World Bank’s efforts to eliminate extreme poverty and boost prosperity around the world—goals that dovetail with the work conducted by Mathematica's Center for International Policy Research and Evaluation."

As a member of the technical advisory group on survey methodology, Hughes will engage in a variety of activities:

  • Provide high-level advice on all aspects of data collection activities in the World Bank
  • Help formulate the World Bank’s strategy for supporting surveys and capacity-building in the client countries
  • Advise on defining World Bank standards, best practices, and protocols for data collection activities based on accepted guidelines within the survey research industry
  • Assess and provide feedback on new survey proposals
  • Provide guidance in the selection and management of a pool of consultants to assist the World Bank with aspects of data collection
  • Identify and recommend potential candidates for positions in the World Bank related to data collection
  • Help organize thematic seminars and learning events at the World Bank.