Maria Jones is a Survey Specialist in the Impact Evaluation (DIME) unit of the Development Research Group. At DIME, she coordinates DIME Analytics, an initiative to increase and standardize data quality across the DIME portfolio, and works on agricultural impact evaluations. Her main interests are in research methods and agricultural technology adoption. Current research projects focus on the impacts of large-scale rural infrastructure projects in Rwanda. She created and runs DIME’s annual "Manage Successful Impact Evaluations" course. Maria joined the World Bank in 2009, and has been based in Washington DC since 2012. From 2009-11, she was based in Malawi, working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security on a program of impact evaluations. Maria has an MA in International Relations / Development Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA in Economics and Spanish from Amherst College.