Marta Dormal is an Applied Economist specialized in Early Childhood Development (ECD). Her research focuses on program quality measurement and improvement in low- and middle-income-countriesShe is currently a Ph.D. Student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a member of the SEED lab.

Before joining Harvard, Marta was a researcher on ECD at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C. In that capacity, she provided technical assistance to governments in Latin America on the design, implementation and impact evaluation of their ECD interventions.

She also conducted impact evaluations with J-PAL/IPA in Uganda and worked as an economist for the Ministry of Finance of Djibouti through the UK Department for International Development (ODI Fellowship Scheme).


She has a master’s in Economics from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.