Dr. Minki Chatterji has served as the Research Director for the SHOPS project since February 2011. The SHOPS research portfolio has 28 studies, including several process and impact evaluations as well as non-evaluative research. During her first year as Research Director, Dr. Chatterji has initiated, designed, and initiated 5 rigorous impact evaluations of family planning and child health programs in Nigeria, Jordan, and Ghana. She has also initiated several process evaluations and instituted a rigorous quality assurance program. Immediately before joining Abt, Minki served as the Project Director for a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)-funded impact evaluation of electricity interventions in Tanzania while working at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. While at the Futures Group, Minki worked on the USAID-funded Community REACH, POLICY and MEASURE Evaluation projects. Much of her work at Futures focused on HIV-AIDS, particularly impact evaluations of programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children. She also served as a Monitoring and Evaluation advisor in the Family Planning Services Division in the Office of Population at USAID/Washington. Her countries of experience include Angola, Ethiopia, Haiti, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United States and Zambia. She holds a Ph.D. in Demography from UC Berkeley and a MA in Southeast Asian Studies from Cornell University.