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Maria Jones

Survey Specialist, Development Research Group (DIME), World Bank

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Maria Ruth Jones co-founded and now leads DIME Analytics, an initiative to improve the quality, transparency, and reproducibility of empirical research. Through DIME Analytics, she creates public goods to benefit the global research community, such as Development Research in Practice, the DIME Wiki, the Manage Successful Impact Evaluations course, and the Manage Successful Surveys course. Maria also works on impact evaluations in agriculture and transport; current projects focus on the impacts of large-scale, rural infrastructure projects in Rwanda. Maria joined the World Bank in 2009. Previous roles at DIME include coordination of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program impact evaluation portfolio (2012–16) and a program of impact evaluations with the government of Malawi (2009–11). Maria has an MA in international relations/development economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA in Economics and Spanish from Amherst College.