Tracy Brunette specializes in harnessing research and learning to increase the impact of international development programs. Under the Worldwide Training Activity, Dr. Brunette provides training for U.S. Agency for International Development staff on applied performance monitoring and evaluation and project design. She also provides technical support to RTI field monitoring, evaluation, and research activities, most recently supporting a remote assessment of the reach of radio programming in Liberia and designing a gender assessment in the Kyrgyz Republic.
From 2012 to 2019, Dr. Brunette served as the Monitoring and Evaluation Director for the Uganda based School Health and Reading Program implemented by RTI and funded by USAID. In this role, Dr. Brunette oversaw large scale RCTs, and worked with the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports to guide national education reform efforts.
Prior to RTI, she was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she taught a course on “Investing in People in Africa” and consulted for the World Bank and USAID.
Dr. Brunette has more than 25 years of experience working in international development, with ten years at USAID where she was the agency lead for monitoring and evaluation of education programs, school fees, school feeding, orphans and vulnerable children, as well as a champion of education sector reform. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia and a math and English teacher in Zimbabwe.