Scott Neilitz, Senior Associate, Monitoring and Evaluation

Scott believes that creative innovation and technology have the potential to improve the lives of people in low and middle-income countries. He also believes that through constant and iterative research and learning, we can improve programs and, ultimately, impact. Scott joined DIAL in 2018 as a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Associate.

Prior to joining DIAL, Scott worked at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) where he managed 3ie’s replication program; oversaw outreach for the push-button replication project; managed the Science, Technology, Innovation; and Partnerships evidence gap map, and managed the impact evaluation expert roster database. Before that, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan teaching English and leading youth development initiatives. He also has experience working with social enterprises in Africa and in politics as a Field Organizer with multiple campaigns in the United States.

Scott has a master’s degree in international development studies with a focus on social entrepreneurship and impact investing from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in international political economy and French. He is fluent in English, French, Russian with proficiency in Portuguese.