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Jacob Patterson-Stein is an experienced evaluation specialist who has provided technical support for impact and performance evaluation projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. His expertise includes survey design and implementation, managing field teams, evaluation design and quantitative analysis. Jacob leads trainings in impact evaluation design and methods for USAID missions, implementing partners and local government stakeholders. His academic training focused on the use of randomized and quasi-experimental evaluation methodologies, as well as using cost-effectiveness models to inform development policy. In addition to his international experience, he has provided analytical support for clients such as the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Housing and Urban Development and Small Business Administration. Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree in classical humanities from Miami University and a master’s degree in international development policy from Georgetown University.

Read Jacob's blog, "Is This Your Land? Improving Approaches to Land Tenure Research."