Mathematica is leading the measurement, learning, and evaluation component of the Ananya program, formerly known as the Family Health Initiative, in Bihar, India.
- Monitoring, evaluation, and learning frameworks and approaches
- Experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations
- Mixed-methods program evaluation
- Strategy and portfolio reviews
- Strategy advising
- International Research
- Health and Nutrition
- Social Protection
Kimberly Smith leads Mathematica’s international foundation and non-governmental organization (NGO) practice area, which includes a diverse portfolio of work in health and nutrition, education and workforce development, food systems and agriculture, and energy and climate change. With a background in health economics and demography, Smith has 20 years of experience providing research, evaluation, and strategy services to foundations, donor collaboratives, multilateral organizations, NGOs, and public agencies. Her experience spans Africa, Asia, and the United States.
Since joining Mathematica in 2009, Smith has directed and supported measurement, evaluation, and learning (MEL) initiatives for various foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation, among others. These efforts have involved designing and implementing comprehensive MEL approaches for complex global- and country-level initiatives, rigorous and mixed-methods evaluations, strategy and portfolio reviews, performance measurement, and data-driven strategy consulting. Her content expertise covers diverse health policy areas, including health systems strengthening; reproductive, maternal, and child health; nutrition; and adolescent health.
Before joining Mathematica, Smith held positions at Abt Associates, the World Bank, the Population Council, and UNICEF. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Academic Pediatrics, Journal of Aging & Health, and Social Science & Medicine. Smith holds a Ph.D. and an M.P.A. from Princeton University.
Bihar, India: Measurement Learning and Evaluation for the Family Health Initiative
Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Approaches
This eight-year evaluation documented and tested promising pregnancy prevention approaches in seven sites across the United States, each of which implemented a different program.
Rockefeller Foundation: Transforming Health Systems Initiative (THS)
Mathematica is monitoring and evaluating activities of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Transforming Health Systems Initiative, which aims to strengthen health systems and expand health coverage in developing countries.