Candace Miller

Candace Miller

Senior Researcher
Areas of Expertise
  • International evaluations
  • Economic interventions
  • Capacity building
  • International
  • Social Protection
About Candace

Candace Miller has expertise in leading international evaluations on social protection policies and economic interventions. She is well versed in conducting applied research and evaluation and using quantitative and qualitative methods to inform policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders on the impact and implementation of poverty reduction programs. She has experience in building capacity and training professionals in research methods in the developing world.

Miller directs a project to design and conduct rigorous impact evaluations of interventions to improve prosperity, accountability, and equality for a stable, democratic Jordan. She also leads the team providing analytic services to the Fursa kwa Watoto project in Tanzania, a four-year effort to design interventions that improve early grade reading, writing, numeracy, and social emotional outcomes for children.

Before joining Mathematica in 2013, Miller was an assistant professor at Boston University School of Public Health, where she conducted a range of international evaluations on economic interventions. She was the principal investigator on evaluations of poverty reduction programs in Liberia, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, and Bosnia. She also led research and evaluation projects in Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia. Miller has consulted for a number of governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations, including the European Union, Help Age International, UNICEF, Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative, and JEAP. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, AIDS Care, Development Policy Review, Food Policy, JAIDS, Poverty and Public Policy, Social Science and Medicine, Tropical Medicine and International Health, and Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. She holds an Sc.D. in health and social policy from Harvard School of Public Health.

Key Projects
  • Children in Jordanian Classroom
    Jordan Monitoring and Evaluation Support

    Mathematica is evaluating the Early Grade Reading and Math Project in primary schools in Jordan. RAMP aims to improve teaching and learning practices, facilitate community engagement, and improve early grade learning outcomes among Jordan’s students in kindergarten through third grade.

  • Tanzania energy sector
    Tanzania Energy-Sector Impact Evaluation

    Mathematica conducted evaluations of two activities and a related initiative under the Tanzania energy-sector project. The activities included laying a new submarine cable to provide a more reliable source of electricity to Unguja Island, extending lines into new areas, and offering low-cost electricity...

  • Tanzania Early Childhood Project
    Tanzania Early Childhood Evaluation

    The “Fursa kwa Watoto” (Opportunities for Children) project in Tanzania is a four-year effort to improve learning and socio-emotional outcomes for children by enhancing existing pre-primary instruction and supporting innovative early childhood education strategies in line with current policy initiatives...