Principal (Evaluation for Development)
Amreen Choda is a principal in the Evaluation for Development practice at Genesis, based in the East Africa office in Nairobi.
She specialises in conducting evaluations of development programmes, including performance evaluations, process evaluations, mid-term evaluations, and final evaluations with the aim of providing reasoned and independent views of the progress achieved as well as the identification of successes and challenges.
She has specific skills in quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods. As part of her quantitative evaluation experience, Amreen is skilled in the design of rigorous experimental evaluations, including randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental methods such as a difference-in-difference design. She has experience in the management of large surveys and the use of STATA for the cleaning and analysis of quantitative data.
She also has experience in the design and development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for a diverse array in order for them to effectively measure the impact of their programmes.
She previously worked at MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and as a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officer with Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International. Amreen has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town (South Africa).