The Basics:

I’m the Director of Poverty Measurement at Innovations for Poverty Action, which includes the PPI Initiative. The Poverty Measurement team develops and supports rigorous, cost-effective ways for researchers, businesses, and non-profits understand the economic lives of their clients.

Before that, I was Senior Research & Evaluation Manager at, focusing on how or when access to subsidized credit can help to alleviate poverty. Before that I finished the PhD in Agriculture & Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. My research has focused on various approaches to measuring individual and community welfare, and how that informs survey design and impact evaluation.



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Twitter: @elliottmcollins