Doug Johnson
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Doug Johnson is an independent researcher based in Bangkok, Thailand. Previously, Doug was a director at IDinsight where he led a portfolio of projects focused on education and innovative methods for data collection. Doug has held positions at USAID, the World Bank, Abt Associates, and Accenture. He has a BA in Political Science from Rice University and an MPA in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard Kennedy School.


Articles by Doug Johnson


A boy playing cricket outside a school in Odisha Gram Vikas Ajaya Behera-National Assessment Survey-ASER

November 17, 2021
How reliable is India’s learning outcomes data?
A new study assesses the reliability of both National Achievement Survey and ASER data, and makes recommendations on how they can be improved.
Students wearing uniforms sitting on benches next to each other writing-board exams

March 17, 2021
Reform board exams to improve learning outcomes
The Indian education system needs to move towards testing conceptual understanding rather than rote learning in its board exams.
Fish in water_Aseema Charitable Trust

September 2, 2020
NEP 2020: Getting the basics right
We will only achieve tangible gains in education if we prioritise critical elements of the new National Education Policy.
a student with headphones_edtech_ajaya

March 20, 2020
Are we ready for EdTech?
A recent study explores the opportunities and obstacles of teaching with technology in India.
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