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Principal Associate and Director of the Center for International Evaluation, International Health
Melissa Chiappetta, a performance-management and evaluation expert, specializes in evaluations of education and agriculture, food security, and nutrition projects in developing countries.
Chiappetta leads Abt’s Center for International Evaluation, which coordinates our state-of-the-art research, monitoring, and evaluation capabilities across a range of technical sectors, from international health and economic growth to social and economic policy, environment and natural resources, and U.S. health.
Prior to joining Abt, Chiappetta served as Impact Evaluation Program Director at Social Impact, an organization aimed at making international development more effective. She also has been a senior technical advisor and a research manager for USAID and U.S. Department of Agriculture performance and impact evaluations. She has served as a technical team member or manager for more than 30 performance and impact evaluations. Chiappetta also is an experienced performance management and evaluation trainer, having trained hundreds of staff from USAID, the U.S. Department of State, and multiple private and nonprofit organizations.
Chiappetta earned a master’s degree with a concentration in international development from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.