Janice D'souzaEvaluation and Research Lead
Janice Dsouza is an Evaluation and Research Lead on IIE’s Research, Evaluation, and Learning (REL) Team, where she conducts performance and impact evaluations of government and private foundation programs. She serves as the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) expert, integrating gender considerations and inclusion of marginalized groups in the evaluation and research process.
As IIE’s expert on the MODE Framework for program evaluations sponsored by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Ms. Dsouza works closely with program teams on MODE reporting. She leads evaluations of U.S. Department of State programs such as the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship and the TechWomen Initiative.
Her portfolio also encompasses education in emergency projects, including the Scholar Rescue Fund – Global Women’s Issues, Qatar Scholarship for Afghan Program, and Supporting Higher Education in Afghanistan. She supports foundation programs, including the Sony Music Group Scholarship Program and Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. She recently published Strengthening Academic Networks in Africa and its Diaspora and Sustained Research through Collaborations: A Study of CADFP Alumni and Follow-On Grant Activities.
Prior to joining IIE, Ms. Dsouza worked as an evaluator and researcher with an emphasis on gender and complex humanitarian emergencies at the CDC, NYC Department of Health, Mahindra Education Trust, and Ipas. She continues to work in this area as an evaluator with Indian national advocacy groups on matters of safe abortion and family planning and instructs youth, parenting adults, and teachers in sex education. She is a trainer and facilitator for Interfaith America and works with students and faith leaders at the intersection of religion and health. She has presented on gender-responsive programming and evaluation in emergencies and authored papers on gender-based violence.
She holds a Master of Public Health from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies from Berea College.