Pierre Biscaye

USA (English, French, Spanish)

Pierre has widespread international experience, having grown up in West Africa and Cambodia and later lived and worked in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania. He has worked for World Vision International supporting literacy and other education projects in Burundi, Kenya, and Malawi; for Africare supporting monitoring and evaluation of food security, clean water, and HIV/AIDS projects in Burkina Faso, and on a grant from USAID implementing an Randomized Control Trial (RCT) studying the impact of introducing rotating labor-sharing groups in community farmer groups in Tanzania. He obtained his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Washington, where he focused on international development, program evaluation, and quantitative analysis, and his BA in International Studies from Whitworth University. Pierre currently manages a research group based at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research covers a wide variety of international development issues, including financial inclusion, agricultural development, development policy, and gender equality. Pierre’s particular interest is in analyzing household-level pathways out of poverty through RCTs and household survey data. In addition to research and evaluation, Pierre also enjoys training and capacity building and collaborating in the field internationally with local partners and community members. Outside of work, he enjoys both playing and listening to music of all genres and exploring the geography and wildlife of wherever in the world he finds himself.