Senior Researcher
Mathematica Policy Research

Amanda Beatty has led large-scale impact evaluations in developing countries for more than ten years related to education, early childhood, and community-driven development throughout Africa and Asia.

Currently, Beatty is on a one-year leave of absence with the Center for Global Development, co-leading an initiative on effective education systems. She also currently serves as a principal investigator for a pilot project that seeks to promote community-led solutions to improve education and health service delivery in the most remote areas of Indonesia with the Indonesian government's National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction. In addition, she is a principal investigator with Innovations for Poverty Action, studying the impact of a nation-wide community-driven development program in the Philippines.

At Mathematica, Beatty served as the deputy project director for an initiative to improve the quality of pre-primary education in the Moshi and Mwanza districts in Tanzania. Also as a deputy project director, she led the design and implementation of a randomized impact evaluation of a $150 million community-based project with the goal of reducing chronic malnutrition in Indonesia for the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

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. Beatty also worked as a monitoring and evaluation program officer with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where she focused on agriculture, business development, credit, infrastructure, education, and water and sanitation, mainly in Ghana and Madagascar.

Beatty holds an M.P.A. in International Development from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.