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Abigail Conrad

Learning and Research Advisor

Abigail Conrad is an anthropologist with 7 years of experience in research, evaluation, and program implementation with a focus on agriculture and nutrition.

At Results for Development (R4D), Dr. Conrad is the learning and research advisor for USAID’s Advancing Nutrition, the agency’s flagship program in global nutrition. In this role, she leads the learning plan for the project.

During her career, Dr. Conrad has contributed to building the evidence base on what works in agriculture and nutrition programming. She has worked with program teams to incorporate evidence and learning into program design and adaptation.

Before joining R4D, she worked at Abt Associates, leading and contributing to external evaluations of donor-funded programs including for USAID, the UK’s Department for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. She also supported Abt’s Feed the Future portfolio by providing technical assistance on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.

Dr. Conrad holds a PhD in anthropology from American University and a BA in anthropology from the University of Rochester.

Publications

Global & Regional Initiatives

R4D is a globally recognized leader for designing initiatives that connect implementers, experts and funders across countries to build knowledge and get that knowledge into practice.