Owen Ozier is an economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT. His research has focused on education, health, village economies and young adult labor market behavior in developing countries. In addition to projects in Malawi and Malaysia, his current work in Kenya includes advising the evaluation of Kenya’s $15 million 5-year national school-based deworming program; designing survey instruments and sampling strategies for the World Bank’s national health and education service delivery indicators in Kenya; and overseeing the evaluation of an innovative youth employment program in Nairobi. He has worked in East Africa since 2003, supervising, among other work, cognitive measurement of children’s abilities in Western Kenya; teacher and student assessments both in informally settled areas of Nairobi and in the Rift Valley; and numerous rural household surveys including one conducted by boat on Ugandan islands in Lake Victoria.
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