Mathematica is evaluating the human development activities of an initiative that seeks to address poverty and economic development in the Northern Zone of El Salvador.
- Design and implementation of experimental and nonexperimental evaluations
- Education research
- International development
Larissa Campuzano has expertise in the design and implementation of experimental and nonexperimental evaluations. Her main research areas are education and international development.
Campuzano is the project director and principal investigator of evaluation services for the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Account in El Salvador. The interventions evaluated include the improvement of secondary schools, scholarships for secondary education, improvement of a technical postsecondary institution, training for skills development, technical and material assistance for productive development, and a loan program for productive development. She also directs the evaluation of the Human Capital Project of MCC’s second account in El Salvador, which includes evaluations of the Integrated Systems of Full Time Inclusive Schools model, and the strengthening of the national education system and the technical vocational education and training system.
Campuzano is also leading the implementation of three experimental evaluations of reading programs funded by USAID in Peru and Guatemala and was a task leader on the impact evaluation of the dropout prevention programs for East Asia funded by USAID. She was also the deputy principal investigator for the English Language Learners topic area of the What Works Clearinghouse. Campuzano’s has published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Games and Economic Behavior and the Journal of Well-Being and Social Policy. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester.
The What Works Clearinghouse: Improving Practice, Research, and Policy
In 2002, the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) established the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) to collect, review, and report on studies of education interventions. The growing focus on evidence-based decision making increased demand for this type of information. Since...