Tracy Brunette specializes in harnessing research and learning to increase the impact of international development programs. From 2012 to 2019, she was the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director for the Uganda based School Health and Reading Program implemented by RTI and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In this role, Dr. Brunette oversaw large scale RCTs, worked with the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports to guide national education reform efforts. Just 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.