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Friday, September 7 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Evidence-based decision-making & impact: The future of MERL through technical and qualitative tools

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Participants will engage in a hands-on session that highlights a few different tools and technologies that can ensure that actionable, quality data is available and accessible to decision-makers as quickly and easily as possible. The Future of MERL is not to collect & report on data in a traditional way; instead it is to iteratively gather quantitative and qualitative data that is relevant, accessible and used to help inform decision-making in real-time.

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Greg Maly

Principle Data Scientist, DAI
Greg Maly, Principle Data Scientist at DAI’s Center for Digital Acceleration, has spent his career working at the intersection of global development and diplomacy, technology, and the arts. In previous roles, he conducted data driven conflict analysis research at the U.S. Department... Read More →

Komal Bazaz Smith

Director of Learning & Adaptive Management, DAI
Komal Bazaz Smith works at the nexus between social impact, strategy and community engagement. She is passionate about using evidence, stories and real-time feedback to continuously improve our ability to support social innovators and initiatives. Komal has almost 20 years of multi-sectoral... Read More →

Friday September 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Vista 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009