Two New Senior Researchers Join International Center
Moore has more than 15 years of experience working in international development, particularly in the area of evaluation in the education sector. She joins Mathematica from FHI 360, where she was the director of monitoring, evaluation, and research for over four years. In addition to leading the development of the organization’s research and evaluation unit and training staff in monitoring and evaluation techniques, she served as a principal investigator on multiple projects. Key studies included a quasi-experimental evaluation of community-managed schools in El Salvador and an observational study of educational interventions in Kenya.
Since 2009, Moore has also been an adjunct member of the faculty at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she co-teaches a course on Practical Evaluation. Her research has been published in the Journal of Education for International Development, the Journal of International Cooperation in Education, and the International Journal of Educational Development, among others. Moore earned her Ph.D. in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota.
“Given our ongoing work on important education projects in Latin America and Africa, such as LAC Reads and The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Learning Partnership, we are delighted to have Audrey join our team,” said Anu Rangarajan, vice president and managing director of Mathematica's International Research Division. “Audrey’s expertise in education and experience in monitoring and evaluation will allow CIPRE to contribute even further to improving education in developing countries.”
Welsh also has over 15 years of international development experience, with strong expertise in developing monitoring and evaluation systems. She recently served as the senior director for the Goldilocks Initiative at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), developing guidance and resources for funders, nonprofits and social enterprises to ensure their data collection systems balance the need for evidence of impact with operational data to inform management decisions. She also served as IPA’s deputy executive director for research and policy, supporting the organization’s project development, policy, and communications functions, in addition to overseeing research initiatives in financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, and post-conflict recovery.
Welsh previously was part of the small team tasked with defining and setting up the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and held several positions within the organization. She served as director for impact evaluation, managing development of impact evaluation plans and hiring of independent evaluators to conduct program evaluations, and training staff and partners. She also was responsible for developing the monitoring and evaluation plans for several MCC Compacts, including Benin, Cape Verde, Morocco, Madagascar, and Senegal. Welsh holds an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and was a Fullbright Fellow in Morocco.
“CIPRE has expanded in recent years to creating learning partnerships, providing clients like the Rockefeller Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation with measurement and learning across grant portfolios around their initiatives or strategies,” noted Rangarajan. “Delia’s expertise in helping organizations develop the most appropriate measurement systems will strengthen CIPRE’s position as a key learning partner for some of the country’s leading foundations.”