David Ansong

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I am David Ansong, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My areas of research expertise include educational and economic disparities, youth asset development, international social development, community development, and Geographic Information Systems. I have been involved in international research on asset development for low-income youth and households. I worked as a Field Project Officer for ADRA Ghana on a food security program, served as Research Assistant for the AssetsAfrica project in Uganda, and I am currently helping to run a large scale experiment in Ghana as part of YouthSave, a project dedicated to developing and testing savings products accessible to low-income youth in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal. My current research examines the impacts of youth savings accounts on educational outcomes such as in-school behavior and academic performance. I also have extensive experience in research design and data analysis. I am part of the Global Social Development Innovations group and we are currently testing the effects of employment and financial inclusion interventions for youth in Kenya and South Africa. I have taught graduate courses in program evaluation at Washington University and social statistics and data analysis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



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