QiaoZhaogang Qiao, Ph.D., Senior Associate, Research and Evaluation, plays a leading role in education research and evaluation work in various CTAC projects. With a Ph.D. in applied econometrics and labor economics, Dr. Qiao is an expert in the area of program effect evaluation, including designing evaluation questions, methodologies, and instruments. He has extensive experience in student achievement data analysis, teacher performance analysis, as well as survey and interview analysis. Before joining CTAC, Dr. Qiao worked at the International Monetary Fund for 7 years, where he conducted both qualitative and quantitative analyses on the organization’s assistance programs to its member countries. Additionally, he has worked as a consultant at the World Bank.