Daniel Rogger

World Bank Development Economics Research Group
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About me

My name is Dan Rogger. I am a Research Economist at the World Bank Research Department, on the Young Economist program.  I work for the Development Impact Evaluation Initiative, a unit within the Research Department who  aim to empower countries to use impact evaluation to guide policy choices and improve results.

I was a PhD student at the Economics Department of University College London, and a PhD scholar of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where I am now an International Research Fellow. I have also been an associate researcher for the Department for International Development, UK.

My fields of interest revolve around the determinants of public service delivery efficiency and effectiveness in the developing world. These are described in detail on my 'Research' page.

I am also interested in bridging the gap between research and policy in a rigorous and practically useful way. My activities in this area are described on my 'Policy' page.


Biography for profiles

Daniel Rogger is a Research Economist in the Impact Evaluation Unit of the Development Research Group. He manages the civil service portfolio of the ieGovern initiative that runs rigorous impact evaluations inside government organisations. He is also co-lead of the Global Governance Practice’s ‘Bureaucracy Lab’ flagship research project, with a focus on the running of large-scale quantitative surveys in civil service organisations. His research focuses on the organisation of the delivery of public goods. Dan did his PhD in Economics at University College London and was a PhD scholar at the Institute for Fiscal Studies where he is now an International Research Fellow. 

Letters to my generation

My non-economics interests are first and foremost philosophy. My blog aims to present my beliefs on how to live contemporary life in a philosophical way (or how I have tried to confront some of the challenges I face on an everyday basis). Every other week I aim to write a short piece on a topic of note from the weeks gone by.

The Siamese Crocodile

The 'Siamese Crocodile' or 'Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu' is a Ghanaian Adinkra symbol. As you may have noticed, it appears throughout this web site. Its literal translation is 'the siamese crocodiles have one stomach yet they fight over food when eating'. It closely represents my understanding of how society works. More information on Adinkra culture, symbols, and the Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu is available here.

Some photos

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