Alison Fahey

Alison Fahey is a senior policy manager at J-PAL and manages the organization’s finance sector and its political economy and governance sector. She conducts outreach with foundations, governments, NGOs and other organizations to disseminate evidence from J-PAL evaluations and helps organizations integrate evidence into the policy design process. She writes policy publications and helps forge new research partnerships to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. She also leads policy dissemination efforts in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining J-PAL, she worked in a variety of positions related to service delivery, economic growth and decentralization in several countries. She was the monitoring and evaluation adviser on a USAID project focusing on service delivery improvement with municipalities of western Afghanistan, and did similar work with the Ministry of Finance in Jordan on a fiscal reform project. At the World Bank in Indonesia, she researched social accountability mechanisms to improve school performance. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Jordan. She earned a master’s degree in international development from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a bachelor’s in international studies from Boston College.

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