Benjamin Daniels 

Benjamin Daniels is a Research Fellow at gui²de. Benjamin’s research focuses on the delivery of high-quality primary health care in developing contexts. His work on data from India, Kenya, South Africa, China, and other locations has highlighted the importance of direct measurement of health care provider knowledge, effort, and practice. He has supported some of the largest research studies to date utilizing clinical vignettes, provider observation, and standardized patients. Benjamin is a member of the QuTUB Project team.

Benjamin also works as a consultant with DIME Analytics at The World Bank to improve the reproducibility, transparency, and credibility of development research. This work comprises code and process development, research personnel training, and direct support for data analysis and survey development. These tools include software products like iefieldkit and ietoolkit, research resources like the DIME Wiki and the Data for Development Impact resource guidebook.

Benjamin’s academic work can be found on Google Scholar or on the publications page. His Stata code can be found on SSC, on GitHub, or on the sidebar links.

Michelle Kaffenberger

Michelle Kaffenberger is the Head of Evidence Translation for the What Works Hub for Global Education and a Senior Fellow with gui2de and the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University. She is also a Research Fellow with the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

With the What Works Hub for Global Education, Michelle leads and oversees multidisciplinary research and policy synthesis to improve foundational learning in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on translating evidence into actionable insights for practitioners and policymakers. She provides strategic leadership and management to the evidence translation team and workstreams and contributes to cross-program learning, strategic partnerships, and policy engagement.

Previously, Michelle was Deputy Director of Research and Research Fellow with the RISE Programme at the University of Oxford, where she conducted research on improving education system alignment for learning, and led strategy, programmatic and research activities. Michelle has also served as Senior Research Advisor with the World Bank, helping launch a new global partnership for social protection system reform. She has consulted for and advised bilateral and multilateral organizations, major philanthropic donors, non-governmental organizations, and private sector actors. Her research has been covered by the Economist, Financial Times, CNN, and national newspapers in Kenya, Tanzania, and Indonesia (among others).

Michelle began her career establishing a new base of operations for an international nonprofit in Darjeeling, India. She holds an M.A. in Economic Development from Vanderbilt University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Ohio University.