Team

Without people, organizations are merely concepts that are incapable of action. Precision Development is privileged to draw on the talents of a strong multi-national, multi-cultural and multi-talented team dedicated to empowering people living in poverty.

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Kamran Khan Niazi

Kamran Khan Niazi

Research Manager

Global Team

Kamran Khan Niazi is a Research Manager at PxD. He holds a Masters in International Affairs from Geneva Graduate Institute and a Masters in Development Economics from Toulouse School of Economics. Before joining PxD, Kamran worked as a Research Associate with J-PAL on governance and political economy projects. He has also consulted for EGAP, SIDA and the UN Secretariat on several evaluation projects.

Shubham Garg

Shubham Garg

Program Associate

India Team

Shubham Garg is PxD's Program Associate in India. He holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and a BA degree in History from Hans Raj College, Delhi University. His core interests include project design, program management and agribusiness, and has in the past worked in the agricultural and rural livelihood sectors.

Sannihit

Sannihit

Program Associate

India Team

Sannihit is PxD's Program Associate in India. He holds an integrated MA in Development Studies from IIT Madras. Prior to joining PxD, his work experience involved, among other things, designing questionnaires and conducting surveys for different organizations.

Sara Bekele

Sara Bekele

Data Officer

Ethiopia Team

Sara Bekele is PxD’s Data Officer in Ethiopia. She holds a BSc. in Applied Statistics from the Addis Ababa University and an MBA from the Leadstar College of Management and Leadership Plc. Sara has also previously worked in different capacities with the Sub Saharan Research and Training Center, Save the Children, Catholic Relief Service and the Green Professional Service.

Deepak Punia

Deepak Punia

Data Engineer

Technology Practice

Deepak Punia is a Data Engineer at PxD. He holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from GGSIPU, New Delhi. He has a total of 8 years working experience and prior to joining PxD, he worked with different companies such as TCS, ION Trading and D.E Shaw. His primary skills lie in SQL, Linux, automation using Python and DevOps. He enjoys learning and applying new tech skills and has completed several courses available on e-learning platforms such as Udemy and DataCamp.

Tibebu Aragie

Tibebu Aragie

Senior Research Associate

Ethiopia Team

Tibebu Aragie is PxD’s Senior Research Associate in Ethiopia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wollo University, an MSc Degree in Economic Policy Analysis from Addis Ababa University, and an Advanced Master’s Degree in International and Development Economics from the University of Namur and the University of Louvain-La-Neuve. Before joining PxD, Tibebu worked as a Lecturer of Economics at Woldia University, Program Coordinator at Social Enterprise Ethiopia, and Market Research Manager at Yegna Trading Plc in Ethiopia. In line with his academic background and experience, Tibebu has considerable experience in research and development.

Billy Diggin

Billy Diggin

Executive Advisory, Tech and Product

Global Team, Leadership Team

Billy Diggin joined PxD in December 2021 in the capacity of Executive Advisory, Tech and Product. He holds Bachelor and Master's degrees in Engineering from the University of Limerick and an MBA from The Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin. Billy has diverse commercial experience across pharma, electronics, semiconductor, insurance healthcare and innovation sectors. In the past, he has helped to deliver targeted healthcare into developing countries and continues to work on developing solutions for Parkinson's Disease

Omer Qasim

Omer Qasim

Product Manager

Pakistan Team

Omer Qasim is a Product Manager for Weather Advisory at PxD Pakistan. Prior to joining PxD, he served as the Co-Director of the inaugural Data Collection and Survey Unit at the Center of Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) and Manager of their Social Compact Program. He has also worked at the International Growth Center (IGC), Institute for Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Search for Common Ground (SFCG). Omer has previously designed and implemented research pertaining to COVID-19 smart containment, agriculture, urban services and taxation, financial inclusion and education. He is a Fulbright Scholar with a Master’s degree in International Development Studies from George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Dat Nguyen

Dat Nguyen

Software Engineer

Technology Practice

Dat Nguyen is a Software Engineer at PxD. He holds an MSc in Information Technology and a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Information Technology - Viet Nam National University, Ho Chi Minh City. Prior to joining PxD, he worked as a Software Engineer at DEK Technologies and has experience in the Ericsson 4G IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO). His interests include functional programming, software-defined networking and media access control.

Fatima Fida

Fatima Fida

Research Assistant

Pakistan Team

Fatima Fida is a Research Assistant at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. Fatima has previously worked in Education Sector Development and was associated with Zindagi Trust where she contributed on projects focused at identifying gaps and improving quality of education in Pakistan. Fatima also runs educational and awareness campaigns in her hometown, Hunza, to increase awareness and motivation among children. She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Mathematics from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi and a Master's degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Mateo Valderrama

Mateo Valderrama

Research and Operations Associate

Colombia Team

Mateo Valderrama is PxD's Research and Operations Associate for Colombia. He holds a double B.A in Government and Public Affairs and Economics from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. Prior to joining PxD, Mateo worked as Associate at Instiglio, a non-profit consultancy working to catalyze more effective public and development spending by deploying Results-based Financing strategies and Performance Management systems in developing countries. Mateo has also worked as a Research Assistant for several projects at Universidad de los Andes.

Pallavi Jain

Pallavi Jain

Manager- Partnerships and New Programs

India Team

Pallavi Jain is PxD’s Manager- Partnerships and New Programs for India. She holds dual Masters’ degrees in Communication from the London School of Economics & Political Science and Annenberg School of Communication at University of Southern California, and a BA from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. She has international experience and expertise in design, production, implementation, strategy design and monitoring & evaluation for social change programs. She has also worked on large scale programs to build sustainable solutions to complex social problems with clients such as Nutrition International, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Population Foundation of India (PFI), SaveLIFE Foundation, USAID, FICCI, PCI Media and Thinkthrough Consulting. Pallavi is also the Co-Founder & Director of The Change Designers LLP, New Delhi, India, a multi-disciplinary communication organization creating large scale communication campaigns for social development.

Sara Godfrey

Sara Godfrey

Chief of Operations and Director of HR

Global Team, Leadership Team

Sara Godfrey joined Precision Development, Inc. in June 2021 as Chief of Operations and Director of HR. Previously, she served as Director of Operations at the Center for Global Development. She has over fifteen years of experience in international development, policy, governance and operations, project and programme management and human resource management. Sara holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Nyokabi Waweru

Nyokabi Waweru

Grants Management Coordinator

Global Team

Nyokabi Waweru is PxD’s Grants Management Coordinator. She has a BA from Kenyatta University, a MA in project planning and management from the University of Nairobi & CPA certification. She has ten years of experience in grant management, fundraising, and finance having worked for various financial institutions, not for profit organizations, social enterprises and development organizations.

Yifan Powers

Yifan Powers

Research Manager, Climate

Global Team

Yifan Powers is PxD’s Research Manager, Climate. She holds a MA in International Economics and International Development from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA in Economics from Boston University. She has worked with smallholder farmers in Zambia, identifying possible interventions to a cotton ginner’s outgrower model, and in India, conducting a needs assessment for a farmer producer cooperative. Prior to joining PxD, she managed communications and outreach at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC) and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the See Forever Foundation in the District of Columbia.

Stephen Obunga

Stephen Obunga

Finance and Accounting Manager

Global Team

Stephen Obunga is PxD’s Finance and Accounting Manager. He holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance, and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He has significant experience in compliance reviews, budgeting, auditing, donor reporting, grants and financial management. He previously worked for African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), DAI Global LLC, International Potato Center (CIP) and ActionAid International.

Adam Abramson

Adam Abramson

Manager, Business Development

Global Team

Dr. Adam Abramson is a Manager, Business Development at PxD, focusing on identifying new opportunities, partnerships and programs, with an emphasis on Africa. He holds an MSc and PhD from Ben Gurion University in Environmental and Development Economics, and an AB from Harvard in Environmental Science & Public Policy. He has over ten years of experience researching and innovating for smallholder farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Dina Rodrigues

Dina Rodrigues

Global Research Support Associate

Global Team

Dina Rodrigues is PxD’s Global Research Support Associate. She holds a MSc. in Economics with a specialization in Development and Trade from the NOVA School of Business and Economics and a BSc. in Economics from Católica-Lisbon SBE, in Portugal. Dina has fieldwork experience in Portugal and Mozambique, having coordinated RCTs in the areas of migration, livelihoods, and labor markets for the Novafrica Research Centre and the International Growth Centre. She has also consulted for the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Mozambique.

Vaishnavi Surendra

Vaishnavi Surendra

Post Doctoral Researcher

Global Team

Vaishnavi Surendra is a Post Doctoral Researcher at PxD. She has a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests lie in agricultural markets, household finance, and the economics of gender.

Khushbakht Fatima Jamal

Khushbakht Fatima Jamal

Global Research and Operations Manager

Global Team

Khushbakht Fatima Jamal is a Global Research and Operations Manager at PxD. She is a Fulbright scholar and holds an MPA from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a BSc in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan). She has experience in impact evaluation, project management and data analysis and most recently she led the implementation of an RCT for an education project for out of school adolescent girls at the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan. Earlier, Khushbakht worked at Pakistan’s central bank where she designed and launched refinance schemes and capacity building programmes to enhance agricultural credit disbursements. She has also worked at the UN Secretariat and The Resource Group (TRG) in programme evaluation and product development roles, respectively.