This program provided a range of interventions to increase the incomes of households in the cocoa-producing areas of five West and Central African countries. Mathematica collected baseline data on four key outcomes: cocoa production and productivity, income, schooling, and nutrition.
- International development program evaluation
- Adolescent and maternal and child health
- Nutrition and the family
- Social Protection
Nancy Murray has more than 20 years of experience in international development program evaluation, education, adolescent and maternal and child health, and nutrition and the family.
Currently, Murray is project director of the LAC Reads project, a USAID-funded set of impact evaluations of early reading initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also directs the impact evaluation component of the School Dropout Pilot Prevention project, which evaluates school dropout prevention programs in four Asian countries, in collaboration with Creative Associates. She has had key roles in designing and leading evaluations of international health and education programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa.
Murray, who joined Mathematica in 2007, was previously the deputy director for the Center for Health Solutions at Futures Group International. She has published in Studies in Family Planning, Social Biology, International Family Planning Perspectives, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, and Maternal and Child Nutrition. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.P.H. and M.A. in Latin American studies, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Cocoa Livelihoods Baseline Data Collection and Evaluation
Latin America and Caribbean Reading Evaluation (LAC Reads)
Mathematica is rigorously evaluating and determining costs for U.S. Agency for International Development investments in early literacy and access to education in conflict settings in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
Asia and Middle East: School Dropout Prevention Pilot Program
Working with Creative Associates and other partners, Mathematica is assisting with the design, implementation, and rigorous evaluation of evidence-based school dropout prevention pilot interventions in four Asian countries—India, Tajikistan, Cambodia, and Timor Leste.
About the Center for International Policy Research and Evaluation (CIPRE)
Matt Sloan and Nancy Murray give an overview of CIPRE's international work to improve the well-being of people in developing countries.