Nancy Johnson

Program Focus

Impact Assessment


Senior Research Fellow
Adjunct Assistant Professor


Nancy Johnson is an agricultural economist who studies the economic, poverty and gender impacts of agricultural and natural resource management research and development. Working with partners, she has analyzed the impacts of crop and livestock improvement; land and water management; and institutional innovation in Latin America, Eastern and Southern Africa, and South and SE Asia. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC where she leads evaluation and impact assessment for the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (A4NH). Prior to joining IFPRI she was a senior researcher in the Poverty and Gender program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya (2008-2012) and the Impact and Policy program at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia (1997-2008).