Zach Christensen

Senior Analyst

Start date with DI: April 2016

Where I am based: Washington DC, US

What I do: I analyse data about the status of the poorest 20% of people as part of DI’s P20 Initiative. This involves monitoring poverty data disaggregated – when possible – by age, gender, geography and disability. Additionally, this project seeks to understand the number of key measures to monitor income, health, and civil registration and vital statistics as bellwether indicators. Further dimensions of poverty will be analysed, such as education, conflict and identity.

Previous experience: Prior to joining DI I worked for Open Data Watch, where I monitored data published by national statistics offices. I also previously worked for Development Gateway and AidData, where I worked on issues related to aid, transparency and education. I have worked on development in a range of countries, including Haiti, Uganda and Kosovo. I received an MA in Politics from Princeton and a BA in Political Science from Brigham Young University.