Internal Principal Investigator

Doug Parkerson serves as an internal Principal Investigator. Until recently, he also oversaw IPA’s East Africa and Latin America regions before transitioning to take on a larger role as a researcher. His current research focuses on approaches to empowering citizens to monitor service providers and hold them accountable in East Africa. Doug has ten years of experience conducting randomized impact evaluations. Previously, he served as IPA’s Country Director in Uganda and in Bolivia before that. In those positions, he designed and managed dozens of impact evaluations and led policy dissemination events and trainings. Before working with IPA, Doug worked in the private sector for a securities trading firm. He holds an MA in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.