David Seidenfeld, vice president for AIR's international research and evaluation work, has over ten years of experience conducting research for government agencies, development organizations, and NGOs. He has extensive experience designing and implementing evaluations of economic, health, and education programs. Dr. Seidenfeld manages over 25 researchers, oversees a portfolio of more than 20 research projects, and provides strategic vision for AIR’s growth.
Dr. Seidenfeld is currently the co-principal investigator (PI) on a five-year, multi-site randomized control trial of Zambia’s cash transfer programs and co-PI on a two-year impact evaluation of Zimbabwe’s cash transfer program. In addition to designing these studies, he trains and manages several teams of researchers, collaborates with the government, analyzes data and authors reports for the partners. His training in applied statistics and econometric methods provides him with powerful tools to investigate program impacts in challenging situations, while translating these technical and complex concepts to policymakers and funders. In addition to his work with AIR, Dr. Seidenfeld co-founded and supports the Impact Network, an NGO that brings eLearning and wrap around services to rural African schools.