This bio is current as of 2023.

Laura Meyer (M.P.P., University of Chicago) is a Researcher at Mathematica, where she works to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of domestic and international programs and policies in a variety of social sectors including education, early childhood development infrastructure, and labor. For the  Hilton Foundation Early Childhood Development Systems Research project, Laura is currently collaborating closely with Kenya-, Tanzania-, and Mozambique-based researchers to assess whether government capacity and financing are adequate to support high-quality and equitable childhood development services in each country. She also serves as the qualitative and survey lead as part of an evaluation of a Development Impact Bond focused on improving the well-being of Syrian refugees living in Jordan and vulnerable Jordanians through micro-entrepreneurship training programs. Previously, Laura contributed to performance evaluations and cost-benefit analyses of roads and other infrastructure investments in Ghana and Tanzania, and to the design and implementation of evaluations of early grade  and early childhood education projects in Jordan and Tanzania. 

Arabic Studies
Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

2008, 2009 - Presidential Scholar