Anna is a doctoral candidate studying Educational Policy at Stanford University. Her interests include researching how teacher training and education technology interventions can be designed to improve student learning in developing countries. Prior to beginning her PhD, Anna worked as a consultant for the World Bank, designing, implementing, and evaluating education projects across Latin America and Africa, as well as conducting research on human development more broadly. Previously, she worked on labor market issues at the Inter-American Development Bank, for the UNDP’s Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme, and on social entrepreneurship in South Asia. Anna holds a B.A. in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and a M.Sc. in International Development from the London School of Economics.

Education & Certifications

  • MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, Development Studies (2011)
  • BA, University of Oxford, Economics and Management (2009)

All Publications

  • Does Teacher Training Actually Work? Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Evaluation of a National Teacher Training Program American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (Forthcoming) Loyalka, P., Popova, A., Li, G., Shi, Z. 2019
  • Cash Transfers and Temptation Goods Economic Development and Cultural Change Evans, D. K., Popova, A. 2017; 65 (2): 189–221

    View details for DOI 10.1086/689575

  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Development: Accounting for Local Costs and Noisy Impacts World Development Evans, D. K., Popova, A. 2016; 77: 262–276
  • What Really Works to Improve Learning in Developing Countries? An Analysis of Divergent Findings in Systematic Reviews The World Bank Research Observer Evans, D. K., Popova, A. 2016; 31 (2): 242-270

    View details for DOI 10.1093/wbro/lkw004

  • Health-care Worker Mortality and the Legacy of the Ebola Epidemic The Lancet Global Health Evans, D. K., Goldstein, M., Popova, A. 2015; 3 (8): e430-e440
  • West African Ebola crisis and orphans The Lancet Evans, D. K., Popova, A. 2015; 385 (9972): 945–946