Liz Brown leads development of the Cost Transparency Initiative at CEGA and research on the economic and financial cost of conventional aid programs and cash transfers in CEGA’s cash benchmarking portfolio. Liz teaches applied economic evaluation methods to PhD fellows in CEGA’s EASST program. Her interests include designing tools, models, experiments, and instruments to collect and analyze data and generate decision-relevant policy insights. Most recently, she developed a framework to guide economic analysis of USAID-funded education interventions, and a model to analyze the financial and economic cost of innovations financed by Development Innovation Ventures. At the World Bank, she co-authored a report evaluating the factors that lead international development institutions to under-produce value for money analysis in impact evaluations. Liz is a policy analyst with a PhD in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.