Buddy Shah


Big Idea: 

Why we chose Buddy as a Fellow

An unusual physician / economist hybrid, Buddy Shah is on a mission to figure out what will truly make the world a better place. As a doctor, Buddy realized that he could have more impact through a policy role; and after training as a development economist at the World Bank, he found that poor decisions came from poor-quality information.

All organizations must have good impact data to drive decisions and iterations. Their methods must be simple enough to do and rigorous enough to mean something. IDInsight uses the principles of the randomized controlled trials to drive simple-but-thorough experiments that help organizations build the capacity for data-driven decision-making.

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