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Nick Gates

Senior Associate, Policy and Research

Nick Gates


Nick is a researcher focused on digital government and national digital transformation, with a focus on national transformation processes and outcomes, as well as the key foundational technologies underpinning government service delivery. In his current role, Nick is responsible for driving a number of key projects for the DIAL Research Team, as well as emerging inquiry around issues like measurement and evaluation of digital transformation and digital public goods / infrastructure.

Nick also helps oversee the DIAL interns program, and support DIAL’s country team on research and policy. Nick started as a Fellow at DIAL in Summer 2019 and now works full-time as a Senior Associate. Now in his third year at DIAL, Nick brings forth five years of experience in academic research, business development, and nonprofit advocacy, having previously done work on trade policy and social economy at the University of Copenhagen and worked in several NGOs in the United States, Denmark, and India. Nick graduated with an MSc in Global Development from the University of Copenhagen in 2018, and also holds a dual degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, with a BA in Political Science and a BA in History.