3ie senior research fellows

3ie senior research fellows contribute to achieving our mission. They provide intellectual leadership and technical support to strategic areas for 3ie. Our fellows are experts in their field and are uniquely positioned to lead or support new and ongoing initiatives and programmes. 3ie’s fellowship programme provides an opportunity for experienced researchers to work with our global team on a range of new and ongoing projects in their area of expertise. Fellowship opportunities will be announced as needs arise.

Who are our senior research fellows?

Anjini Kochhar
Anjini Kochar is a 3ie senior research fellow. She served as Director of the India Program at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development from 2000 to 2019. Prior to joining the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University.  Read more


David D Ferguson
David Ferguson is a 3ie senior research fellow and runs a boutique consultancy that operates at the intersection of international development, creating evidence of what works, and building partnerships to support innovative, collaborative programs to solve complex challenges.  Read more


Emmanuel Jimenez
Emmanuel (Manny) Jimenez is an economist who is currently a non-resident senior research fellow at 3ie. Most recently, after five years Manny stepped down as 3ie’s executive director in January 2020.  Read more


John Cropper
John Cropper is a 3ie senior fellow with 25 years of expertise in NGO program and project management. His work focuses on helping NGOs to improve the ways they design, plan, manage and deliver programs and projects.  Read more


John Eyers
John Eyers is a 3ie senior research fellow with 40 years of expertise in information access and retrieval. His work focuses on constructing complex database search strategies for systematic reviews, evidence gap maps and rapid evidence appraisals, and reviewing search methods for the Campbell Collaboration. He has also run search methods workshops in various parts of the world including Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mali as well as in various European countries. Read more

Sean Grant
Sean Grant is a 3ie senior research fellow with nearly a decade of experience in evidence synthesis, research transparency, and intervention science. Dr Grant's work aims to advance the credibility of intervention research and its utility for supporting evidence-based policy and practice. He primarily focuses on interventions for behavioral health, though he is interested in intervention research across the behavioral, social, and health sciences. Read more

Vegard Iversen
Vegard Iversen is a 3ie senior research fellow with more than 25 years of experience teaching and researching development. He is currently a Professor of Development Economics and Head of the Livelihoods and Institutions Department at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich. He joined NRI from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad where he was a professor (Economics Area). Read more


Since its inception 3ie has been at the forefront of innovation in impact evaluations, systematic reviews, and evidence gap maps. We have been able to do so with limited staff by drawing extensively on outside experts. It is now time to reward and further encourage their commitment to our mission by offering them the visibility of our fellowship program. We also think we should be transparent about who is working with us.

Marie Gaarder
executive director