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Idalia Rodriguez Morales is an technical associate with extensive experience in research and evaluation in international education. In her current role, she has conducted multiple impact and performance evaluations using Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and leads multiple activities intended to improve the relevance, availability, accessibility, and use of education data through identifying data and evidence gaps, assessing data quality and relevance under the USAID (E3/Ed) funded Data and Evidence for Education Programs (DEEP). She also conducted a mixed-methods quasi-experimental evaluation of a school construction in Malawi, contributed to the analysis and reporting of a national survey for out-of-school children and in Senegal, and produced a research and country context report on the relationship of education and conflict to design a Rapid Education and Risk Assessment (RERA) in South Sudan.

Previous to her work at MSI, Idalia led the design, implementation, and scaling up of education projects targeting vulnerable populations in Mexico. She also has extensive experience conducting cross-country education research and evaluation of education policies using large international education assessments and national household data. She is comfortable using qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including experimental and quasi-experimental approaches. She holds a B.S. in Economics from Universidad Panamericana and an M.A. in International Education Policy Analysis from Stanford University.