Alison Fahey is the Associate Director of Policy at J-PAL and manages J-PAL's Finance and Political Economy & Governance Sectors. In this role, she conducts outreach with foundations, governments, NGOs, and other organizations to disseminate evidence from J-PAL evaluations and helps organizations integrate evidence into the policy design process. She writes policy publications and helps forge new research partnerships to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. She also leads policy dissemination efforts in the Middle East and North Africa.
Prior to joining J-PAL, Alison worked in a variety of positions related to service delivery, economic growth, and decentralization in several countries. She was the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor on a USAID project focusing on service delivery improvement with municipalities of western Afghanistan, and did similar work with the Ministry of Finance in Jordan on a fiscal reform project. At the World Bank in Indonesia, Alison researched social accountability mechanisms to improve school performance. Alison was a Fulbright Scholar in Jordan. She holds an M.P.A. in International Development from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a B.A. in International Studies from Boston College.