Paul Jasper is a consultant within the Cross-Cutting and Monitoring and Evaluation Portfolio at Oxford Policy Management. He is a Development Economist with ample experience in data management, quantitative research, quantitative impact evaluation methodologies and statistical analysis.
Paul’s recent work includes the design, implementation, and analysis of quantitative impact evaluations, mainly using quasi-experimental techniques. These evaluations covered a variety of thematic areas, such as social protection, poverty, education, financial inclusion, health, nutrition, and female economic empowerment. In addition, he has worked on several large surveys and censuses, focusing on implementation, data analysis, and data quality assessments.
Prior to working with OPM, Paul worked as a data analyst and research assistant with institutions such as the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in London, the Africa Rice Centre in Benin and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Paul was also a project consultant for the regional bureau of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Senegal and the Global Green Growth Institute in London.
His main interest in Big Data is two-fold: First, how can Big Data improve the quality and coverage of information about policy topics in developing countries? Second, how can such data be employed for monitoring and evaluation purposes in international development?
Paul holds a Master of Public Administration/Public Policy Dual Degree from the London School of Economics and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, an MSc in Development Economics from SOAS, and a BA in International Relations from Dresden University.
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