Laura Meyer

Laura Meyer

Pronouns she/her/hers

Laura Meyer has more than ten years of experience in education, early childhood development, and workforce development in the United States and around the world. Her work has involved designing and implementing quantitative impact and mixed-method evaluations, data collection, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning tasks.

Meyer has extensive experience in early childhood development and education in low and middle-income countries. She currently collaborates with research partners in Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique to develop and implement systems-level measurement frameworks to guide improvements in early childhood development services for young children and their caregivers on a project funded by the Hilton Foundation. She previously helped evaluate and support the learning agenda for scale-up of the Fursa kwa Watoto (Opportunities for Children) project in Tanzania. She has contributed to global education research in Jordan, Tanzania, India, and Nepal, as well as evaluations of projects intended to promote access to family planning in low and middle-income countries. Meyer also leads mixed-methods data collection on Mathematica’s evaluation of the first-ever development impact bond in a refugee context.

Meyer has expertise in education in the United States, including serving as a reviewer for the What Works Clearinghouse for the U.S. Department of Education, and evaluating high-dosage tutoring programs funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Meyer has presented at leading conferences, including the American Evaluation Association, the International Conference on Family Planning, and the Comparative and International Education Society’s annual conference. She holds an M.P.P. from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

  • Impact evaluations
  • Mixed-methods research
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL)
  • Evidence reviews
Focus Area Topics
  • Global
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Early Childhood

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