Scott Neilitz, Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation

Scott believes that creative innovation and technology have the potential to improve the lives of people in low- and middle-income countries. He also believes that through constant and iterative research and learning, we can improve programs and their impact on underserved populations. Scott joined DIAL in 2018 as a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Associate and has since gained the experience to become a Manager of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.

Prior to joining DIAL, Scott worked at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) where he managed 3ie’s replication program; oversaw outreach for the push-button replication project; managed the Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships evidence gap map, and managed the impact evaluation expert roster database. Before that, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan teaching English and leading youth development initiatives. He also has experience working with social enterprises in Africa and in politics as a Field Organizer with multiple campaigns in the United States.

Scott has a master’s degree in International Development Studies with a focus on social entrepreneurship and impact investing from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy and French from Carthage College. He is fluent in English, French, Russian and has some proficiency in Portuguese.