Molly Jamieson Eberhardt

Program Director, R4D

United States of America

Molly Jamieson Eberhardt has more than a decade of experience working in the fields of education and international development, both as a teacher and now as an expert in program evaluation and using evidence-based approaches to improve learning outcomes.

As a program director at Results for Development, Ms. Eberhardt leads the adaptive learning and evaluation work within the global education practice. This includes working with partners to embed rigorous monitoring and evaluation methods into program design and implementation to inform real-time, data-driven decision-making. Ms. Eberhardt works with partners to ensure that research is applied and findings can be used to improve program design and generate greater impact. She co-leads the Rapid Feedback Monitoring, Research, Evaluation and Learning (Rapid Feedback MERL) initiative—a partnership with USAID’s Global Development Lab to support USAID Missions and implementing partners through innovative approaches to MERL that support context-specific, evidence-based decision-making.

Ms. Eberhardt has also designed and conducted program evaluations that combine rigorous qualitative and quantitative data collection. She completed a review of a chain of low-cost private schools in Ghana and an evaluation of citizen-led learning assessments carried out in seven countries.

Before joining R4D, Ms. Eberhardt worked at the Rockefeller Foundation supporting its global health and social and economic security initiatives. She was a Teach For America corps member and spent three years teaching secondary mathematics in Philadelphia and at KIPP Public Charter Schools in Washington, DC.

Ms. Eberhardt holds a BA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and an MS in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University. She has also completed the Urban Teacher Program at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.