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Carolyn Heinrich
Associate Researcher
Carolyn Heinrich (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is the Director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Professor of Public Affairs and an Affiliate Professor of Economics. Her research centres on social welfare policy, econometric methods for evaluating social programmes, and public management and performance management. Among other areas, her work has focused on cash transfer programmes and other poverty-reduction interventions in developing and middle-income countries, including South Africa, Brazil, Argentina and Honduras. Since 2007, she has worked with EPRI as an associate researcher, focusing on evaluations of the Child Support Grant Programme and teaching in evaluation workshops. She has also served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the government of Brazil and foundations in evaluation work.

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Dugan Fraser
Associate Researcher







Dugan is an independent governance, public administration and development management consultant. His areas of expertise include strategic and programme planning, systems design, institutional and capacity development, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and process facilitation. Dugan has worked with EPRI since May 2010, initially as a Facilitator on the impact evaluation of the Child Support Grant. He is currently working with EPRI on a project being undertaken with the Department of Social Development on the development and testing of a policy to promote financial inclusion for grant beneficiaries. Dugan also works with the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation’s South Africa office and a range of other NGO and government clients. He has worked in a variety of country contexts, including South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique, India, the Czech Republic, the Philippines, Peru and Qatar.

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