Heather Esper
William Davidson Institute

Heather Esper is the Director of the Performance Measurement and Improvement team at the William Davidson Institute. She has over 17 years of experience leading partnerships and research in low- and middle-income countries. She specializes in designing and implementing mixed methods monitoring, evaluation and learning solutions to assess and enhance the economic, social and environmental performance and outcomes of organizations and businesses. She uses this data to improve organizations’ effectiveness, scalability and sustainability.

Esper has worked with numerous social enterprises, non-profits, government institutes and foundations across a range of sectors in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has co-developed a versatile tool and methodology with a multidimensional view of poverty that is used by ventures to assess their poverty alleviation outcomes. Additionally, she participates in a number of working groups, consortiums and advisory panels exploring solutions to current measurement challenges. Esper holds a Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Science in global health from the University of Michigan.


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