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Thursday, September 6 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
MERL+ML+AID: USAID works to get the recipe right!

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USAID's Bureau for Food Security and the Global Development Lab are actively engaged in learning about how remote sensing, machine learning methods, and predictive analytics could improve how we measure, monitor, and learn from the activities we invest in.  As part of this process, we will present on some of the projects we're managing that employ innovative approaches to monitoring, evaluation, and learning, and how viable these tools are compared to traditional MEL tools.  We will also discuss the ethics and risks of some of these emerging technologies and methods.

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avatar for Aubra Anthony

Aubra Anthony

Strategy & Research Team Lead, USAID
Aubra Anthony leads the Strategy & Research team in USAID’s Center for Digital Development within the Global Development Lab. Her team investigates the social, political, and ethical dimensions accompanying the introduction of digital technologies in developing economies. Her portfolio... Read More →
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Farzana Ramzan

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, USAID
Farzana Ramzan, Ph.D., is a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor with USAID’s Bureau for Food Security.  Farzana advises her team and the Bureau on emerging technologies and innovations in MEL, and will be managing a new award that applies remote sensing and machine learning... Read More →
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Peter Richards

Economist, USAID
Peter Richards is an economist with the Bureau for Food Security, where his work explores how new and innovative technologies are helping us to better understand the changing social and environmental landscapes in which USAID operates, and the Agency's impact on them.  Prior to joining... Read More →


Thursday September 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balcony E 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

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