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Katharine Mark

Pronouns: She/Her

Katie is a performance management, evaluation, and local government specialist and seasoned manager of large international development projects.

Katie is currently serving as vice president for the International Programs department. She has managed NORC’s role in USAID monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) platform projects in Ukraine, Senegal, and El Salvador, providing analytic, GIS, and evaluation services for a wide range of areas such as crime prevention, justice, livelihood diversification, and malnutrition. She has led mixed methods evaluations on topics related to labor and workforce development, education, local government and community development, civil society and electoral strengthening, among others, for global and regional programs as well as individual country projects.

Before coming to NORC, Katie was Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute. She worked on projects introducing and strengthening performance management for local and national governments, including state legislatures in the US, the central governments in Colombia and Peru, and local governments in multiple countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and Latin America. She also provided training in performance managing to World Bank, UN-Habitat, and the InterAmerican Development staff. She led large local government projects covering financial management, local service delivery, and increased accountability among other areas in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Honduras, and Albania, and served as Chief of Party for USAID’s local government and housing projects in Hungary, from 1992 to 1999.



London School of Economics


Harvard University

Project Contributions

Latin America & Caribbean Learning and Rapid Response

Helping USAID respond quickly to democratic backsliding, citizen security, and governance challenges


U.S. Agency for International Development

Reading & Access Evaluations

Generating evidence to inform USAID’s early grade reading and access to education programs


U.S. Agency for International Development

Tanzania Data for Development Activity

Improving education, health, poverty, governance, and economic development


U.S. Agency for International Development

Ukraine Civil Society Assessment

A post-Euromaidan examination of Ukraine’s civil sector


U.S. Agency for International Development