Kimby Josephson is a program officer at Results for Development, focusing on early childhood development and secondary education, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean. She conducts qualitative research and analysis to better understand the landscape of education programs and policies and key barriers against successful implementation.
In the field of early childhood development, Ms. Josephson works with the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative to support and empower the staff and volunteers delivering critical services to young children and families. She recently led a study of a home visiting program in Peru that has just been published, along with a related blog post. Currently she co-leads a study of policies to reduce the number of secondary school dropouts in Latin America and the Caribbean, in partnership with a regional development bank, CAF. She also supports a rapid feedback study to examine how different community and parent engagement strategies improve children’s learning outcomes in Tanzania. Ms. Josephson has also provided strategic guidance to private foundations to inform their grant-making and advocacy efforts.
Before joining R4D, Ms. Josephson served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Buenos Aires, where she provided language support at a teacher training college and volunteered with a local education nonprofit in one of the city’s largest slums.
Ms. Josephson holds a BS in international relations and politics from Carnegie Mellon University. She speaks English and Spanish.