Paul Jasper is a senior consultant in the Monitoring and Evaluation portfolio and the hub manager of OPM’s Quantitative Impact Evaluation Hub. He is a development economist with ample experience in data management, quantitative research, experimental and quasi-experimental quantitative evaluation methodologies, and statistical analysis.
Paul’s recent work includes analysis of large household surveys and designing and implementing quantitative impact evaluations in a variety of thematic areas. He has also been involved in designing M&E systems for large multi-year public programmes. He is interested in methodological advances related to quantitative impact evaluations and applications of big data analysis in public policy.
Prior to working with OPM, he has worked as a data analyst and researcher for the Fair Trade, Employment, and Poverty Reduction Project at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in London, the Africa Rice Centre in Benin, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, and the Sovereign Debt Crisis Management project at the Free University Berlin. Paul was also a project consultant for the regional bureau of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Senegal and the Global Green Growth Institute in London, where he conducted a quantitative study on global future infrastructure investment needs in emerging economies. Paul holds a Master of Public Administration/Public Policy Dual Degree from the London School of Economics and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, an MSc in Development Economics from SOAS, and a BA in International Relations from Dresden University.