Heather Esper

Heather Esper

Senior Program Manager, Performance Measurement


Heather Esper is the senior program manager leading the Performance Measurement team. She specializes in designing and implementing customized measurement solutions to assess the economic, social and environment performance and outcomes of organizations and businesses operating in low- and middle-income countries. She works to create more value for these organizations by using this data to improve their effectiveness, scalability and sustainability. Esper co-developed a versatile tool and methodology with a multidimensional view of poverty that is used by ventures to assess their poverty alleviation outcomes. She also co-created an impact assessment training curriculum and leads workshops designed to help ventures implement the framework. She has worked with numerous social enterprises, non-profits, government institutes and foundations across different sectors in Africa, Asia and Latin America to identify, measure and analyze their impacts and develop strategies to better meet the needs of their stakeholders. Esper holds a Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Science in global health from the University of Michigan.

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