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Learn how to design randomized evaluations and implement them in the field to measure the impact of social programs in this new course run by MIT, edX, and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). “Designing and Running Randomized Evaluations” is part of MIT’s “Data, Economics, and Development Policy MicroMasters” program.

Dobility founder and CEO Dr. Christopher Robert will be a guest lecturer in the course and students will get hands-on practice using SurveyCTO. The course starts February 6 and the deadline to register is March 6.

The course is free to audit and offered at a sliding scale if you choose to upgrade. It’s a great opportunity to hone your skills and bring other members of your team up to speed on RCTs.

Bonus Opportunity

Our friends at mSTAR are looking for your good-practice guidelines for ethical collection, use, management, sharing, and release of data in field-based digital development programs. To share your responsible data story, please fill out their online form.

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Chris Robert


Chris is the founder of SurveyCTO. He now serves as Director and Founder Emeritus, supporting Dobility in a variety of part-time capacities. Over the course of Dobility’s first 10 years, he held several positions, including CEO, CTO, and Head of Product.

Before founding Dobility, he was involved in a long-term project to evaluate the impacts of microfinance in South India; developed online curriculum for a program to promote the use of evidence in policy-making in Pakistan and India; and taught statistics and policy analysis at the Harvard Kennedy School. Before that, he co-founded and helped grow an internet technology consultancy and led technology efforts for the top provider of software and hardware for multi-user bulletin board systems (the online systems most prominent before the Internet).