Neeta Goel

Designation: Former Senior Evaluation Specialist
Neeta was responsible for the review and management of 3ie-funded research and impact evaluation grants.

She has over seventeen years of experience in the international development sector. Her work includes the design, implementation and evaluation of NGO interventions focusing on disadvantaged children and communities. Prior to 3ie, Neeta worked in several national and international NGOs. In her most recent assignment, she served as the Program Director for Children International, managing programmes in ten countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Her interest in evidence-based policies and programmes is grounded in these field experiences. She also has experience in grant writing and management. Key research interests include poverty research, especially issues relating to childhood poverty.

Neeta holds a Ph.D. in Childhood Studies from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Mumbai. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association.

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10 years of research transparency: lessons learned

The 1854 London cholera outbreak prompted Dr John Snow’s famous “experiment…on the grandest scale”, widely cited as one of the earliest known natural experiments. By comparing cholera deaths among households that received a supply of contaminated water with those receiving a cleaner supply, Snow sought to test his theory (against prevailing wisdom) that cholera is a waterborne disease. But, what makes this 19th century study particularly remarkable is that it is an early example of research transparency.