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Sean Kelly is a technical associate with MSI, with broad experience researching and conducting evaluations for early grade reading interventions employing the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA). He's previously investigated private and social returns to education, contributed to technical reporting for a quasi-experimental evaluation of secondary education in Somalia, and developed data collection and monitoring tools for a refugee higher education program in Kenya. Sean has also worked on proposal development and remote management of education programs for displaced people in Chad, Lebanon and Syria. As part of MSI’s review and synthesis of USAID-funded education evaluations, he assessed evaluations for adherence to established quality principles and examined results and evidence trends for workforce development and higher education programs. He has analyzed EGRAs conducted for Morocco’s Reading for Success – National Program for Reading, Pakistan Reading Project, Sindh Reading Project, and USAID/Zambia Education Data Activity and continues research under Data and Evidence in Education Programming. Sean has a BA in International Relations from Saint Joseph’s University and a MA in Global Human Development with a specialization in Education and Human Capital from Georgetown University. He is fluent in English and speaks Italian.