Marcus Holmlund

Economist, Development Research Group

Marcus Holmlund is an Economist with Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) in the World Bank’s Research Group. He specializes in operational impact evaluation and policy design and experimentation in crime and violence, urban development, social development, and maternal and child health. His current work focuses on at-risk urban populations, local government accountability, and health systems strengthening. Prior to joining DIME, Marcus worked with NGOs in Ecuador, Colombia, and Paraguay, and taught snowboarding in the mountains. He holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from Oxford University.

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    Burkina Faso - Community Monitoring and Evaluation for Better Health and Education Services Delivery

    This pilot project, currently ongoing, tests a community monitoring approach to increasing the quality and quantity of health and education services through empowering and facilitating individuals and communities to demand good governance and through increasing transparency and accountability of service providers. The evaluation uses a cluster-randomized controlled design, with 36 health facilities and 36 primary schools randomly assigned to either the treatment or control group.
Tel : +1 202 473 4599


  • Conflict and fragile states
  • Urban Development
  • Social Development
  • Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health