Hannah Ring is a senior researcher at AIR where she supports qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis for numerous projects. She contributes to cost analyses, impact evaluations, performance evaluations, rapid qualitative assessments, and other research studies; manages impact and process evaluations of cash transfer programs in Africa, providing oversight and technical support to instrument design, enumerator training, data collection, data entry, analysis, and reporting; designs and leads qualitative research studies and qualitative evaluation components; trains local research teams in numerous African countries; analyzes data; and co-authors technical reports and presents findings to a variety of stakeholders. Technical areas of focus include cost effectiveness, nutrition, early childhood development, women’s empowerment, teacher retention, and education in conflict and post-conflict settings.
Ring manages two impact evaluations in Zambia, one of a large economic intervention (the national Social Cash Transfer program) and one of a bundled nutrition program (the First 1,000 Most Critical Days Program). As key components of these two impact evaluations, she also leads process and performance evaluations. She is responsible for the monitoring, evaluation, and research components of the USAID-funded GOAL Plus project in Liberia, where she has trained local data collectors, coordinated qualitative and quantitative data collection, and overseen data entry, management, and analysis.