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New researcher joins the EIP project

posted May 9, 2014, 11:27 AM by Pippa Norris   [ updated May 9, 2014, 11:28 AM ]

Dr Andrea Abel van Es will be joining EIP as program manager for the Money, Politics and Transparency (MPT) program.  

The MPT program is a new initiative in conjunction with Global Integrity and the Sunlight Foundation, supported by the Open Society Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation. It will generate research, analysis and global norms that civic organizations, elected officials, regulators and the media can use to build more effective political financing regulations in any country.

Dr. Andrea Abel van Es joins the Electoral Integrity Project team from her position as lecturer in the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies at Stanford University. She teaches the core statistics sequence for the Masters of International Policy program, as well as a graduate seminar on “Civil society, protest and revolution”, and “Program and Impact Evaluation”. She received her PhD in political science from Stanford University in 2011.  Her dissertation was on civil society and interest groups during regime transitions, with a focus on the Communist transition in East and Central Europe.

She is a co-founder of the IPRE Group, and consults for local and international development and aid organizations, particularly in the field of design and implementation of impact evaluation projects, as well as quantitative analysis more generally. She has consulted for Kofi Annan on his Global Commission for Elections, Democracy and Security (a joint initiative with International IDEA), Oxford’s Humanitarian Innovation Project, UNHCR, the Danish Refugee Council, as well as local San Francisco - Bay Area organizations such as Samasource and Village Enterprise.

An engineer by origin, with both Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Aerospace/Mechatronic Engineering from Sydney University, she is a strong advocate and practitioner of quantitative evidence based decision and policy making. Hungarian/Australian by cultural background, she speaks several foreign languages and has travelled and worked extensively overseas (a repertoire she is constantly seeking to expand). She has a passion for all things West and Sub-Saharan Africa. More details