The Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Programme is a global research endeavor that seeks to understand how education systems in developing countries can overcome the learning crisis. RISE is producing rigorous scholarship that catalyzes education reform to improve learning outcomes.
- Design and implementation of experimental and nonexperimental evaluations in developing countries
- Quantitative analysis
- Survey design and implementation
- Early childhood education and development
- Community-driven development
- International Research
- Education and Workforce Development
Amanda Beatty leads large-scale impact evaluations on education, early childhood, and community-driven development throughout Africa and Asia.
Currently, she leads the design and implementation of a randomized impact evaluation of a community-based project which aims to reduce chronic malnutrition in Indonesia. She also serves as a principal investigator for a pilot project that seeks to promote community-led solutions to improve delivery of education in the most remote areas of Indonesia. In addition, she is a principal investigator for a project studying the impact of a nation-wide community-driven development program in the Philippines.
Before joining Mathematica in 2012, Beatty led randomized evaluations related to early childhood education and development, community engagement in education, and teacher professional development as an economist with the World Bank in Indonesia. She also worked as a monitoring and evaluation program officer with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where she focused on leading monitoring and evaluation programs related to agriculture, business development, credit, infrastructure, education, and water and sanitation, mainly in Ghana and Madagascar. Beatty spent a sabbatical year with the Center for Global Development, where she co-led the startup of a UK Department for International Development-supported program on education system reform.
Beatty holds an M.P.A. in international development from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Research on Improving Systems of Education in Indonesia
Zambia: Increasing Economic and Social Empowerment for Girls and Women
Mathematica is evaluating the EMPOWER: Increasing Economic and Social Empowerment for Adolescent Girls and Vulnerable Women project, implemented by Winrock International and funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.