Policy Analytics

Evidence. Insights. Innovation. 

What we do
Using Evidence

We help our clients to understand, use and analyze data from various sources and summarize existing research. We provide them the necessary evidence base to design and adapt programs and interventions.

Designing Policy

In close collaboration with relevant stakeholders we analyze the context of a given project, apply behavioral insights and results from previous research, and we conduct small-scale pilots to co-design promising policy options.

Measuring Impact

We help our clients to understand, measure and further increase the impact of their programs with quantitative and qualitative methods. Based on the results of this research we develop actionable recommendations for the design and implementation of the studied interventions.

Creating a Learning Culture

We help our clients to create a learning culture where failures are systematically used as opportunities.

Who we are
 

Are your policies or programs having the expected impacts? Are there any more cost-effective alternatives? What processes and structures do you need to make strategic and operational decisions based on evidence?

Due to technological progress we have access to increasingly better data and research methods, and results than ever before. Policy Analytics helps organizations and institutions to benefit from these developments.

We support our clients to work in an evidence-informed way and to further develop their learning culture. We help them to design and test policies and programs, as well as to understand, measure and maximize their impact. We use novel analysis techniques and research methods to study the cost-effectiveness of different options and suggest relevant and actionable solutions.

 
Co-Founders

Dr. Adina Rom has a PhD in Development Economics from ETH Zurich and an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School. She serves as the Executive Director of the ETH initiative ETH for Development (ETH4D). She was responsible for the implementation of numerous evaluations with Innovations for Poverty Action in Kenya as well as the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a consultant for various NGOs and social enterprises as well as the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In addition, she conducted trainings on Impact Evaluations for the World Bank, Poverty Action Lab at MIT and ETH Zurich.

Contact: adina.rom@nadel.ethz.ch

Dr. Andreas Beerli is an economist at the KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich and an associate member of the Immigration Policy Lab (IPL). He has conducted various evaluations and research projects on migration and labor markets  and currently works on an evaluation concerning the integration of migrants and criminal justice. He received his PhD from the University of Zurich and also studied at the University of California, Davis and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Contact: beerli@kof.ethz.ch

Associates

Kobbina Awuah is an expert for investments and corporate management in emerging markets. He is the founder of Peak Investment Capital, an African private equity firm specialising in small and medium sized companies. He holds an MA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Engineering from Cornell University. 

Dr. Deborah Kistler is a behavioural economist at ETH Zurich. She has already led various studies for impact measurement in Switzerland and South America. She studied at the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich. Previously, she worked as a consultant for Fehr Advice and for the research and consulting company Econcept. 

Junior Associates

Flurina Schneider studies economics at the Universities of Berne and Zurich with a focus on policy and data analysis. In the summer of 2019, she worked as a research assistant for an impact evaluation of the University of Zurich in Kenya, gaining her first practical experiences in this field. 

Advisory Committee

Dr. Barbara Häring, Chairman of the Board of Directors Econcept

Former Member of the Swiss National Council

President of the Council of Foundation Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Member Foundation Council Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Dr. Michael Kremer, Gates Professor of Developing Societies at the Department of Economics, Harvard University

Founder and Scientific Director of the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) at USAID

Michael Kremer has been awarded 2019's Nobel prize for economics together with Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee

Carol Nekesa,  Founder and  CEO of REMIT Research

Former Deputy Country Director  Innovations for Poverty Action Kenya

Founder of TamTam Africa and Binti Africa Foundation

MPA Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. Dina Pomeranz, Assistant Professor in Microeconomics at the University of Zurich, former Harvard Business School

Affiliate of the Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Center for Growth and Development (CGD), International Growth Center (IGC), Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Dr. Frédéric Varone,  Professor and Director of the Department  of Political Science and International Relations at University of Geneva

Member Foundation Council Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

 
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