iDE Global

“From a young age my dad’s highest priority for my personal growth was that I have integrity. I get to exercise my integrity by working at iDE, and that is really fulfilling. It is such an honor that my full-time job is to ensure that we can stand by the numbers we share, defend the impacts we tout, and achieve the efficiencies that we strive for… I truly love my job.”

Chris leads iDE’s global measurement efforts, including rigorous impact evaluations, designing and implementing efficient management information systems, and effectively communicating data and results. He first began working with iDE as an economics graduate student, conducting an impact evaluation of iDE Zambia’s RPI program for his Master’s thesis in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University. Chris has focused his energy on rolling out the at-scale use of dynamic custom-built ICT solutions across the portfolio of iDE’s interventions to overcome operational challenges and catalyze existing business models and market facilitation programs – spanning agriculture, WASH, women’s empowerment, nutrition, food security and climate-change adaptation and resilience programs.

Chris has extensive experience carrying out both randomized and quasi-experimental impact evaluations, as well as model-based impact estimation, working on USAID, DFAT, World Bank, GAC, Sida, SDC, NZAid, Stone Family Foundation, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and MCC-funded programs in Central America, Africa, and Asia – among others. He honed his expertise on the socioeconomic impacts of water on household welfare and crop production while working on impact evaluations for NORC at the University of Chicago. In addition to his M.S. degree, Chris has a B.S. degree from Linfield College in Economics and Psychology. He enjoys skiing, climbing, cycling and traveling while residing in Boulder, Colorado.

More about Chris

LinkedIn: Chris Nicoletti
ResearchGate: Chris Nicoletti


Global Director of Evidence and Analytics


Linfield College
B.S., Economics and Psychology

Colorado State University
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics

Joined iDE


Areas of Expertise

  • Rigorous Evaluation
  • Cloud-based Information Systems
  • Research, Learning & Strategy