Sebastian Martinez is the Director of Evaluation at 3ie where he leads the generation of high-quality policy-relevant evidence through impact evaluations and applied research.
Sebastian has over 15 years of experience producing and using rigorous evidence to inform decision-making for more effective economic development. He has led more than 40 impact evaluations and conducted training on causal inference and applied research methods for hundreds of professionals in governments, development banks, NGOs and research institutions. Prior to joining 3ie, he served in several economist positions at the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), most recently as a Principal Economist at the IDB. In these roles, he conducted policy-oriented research on the impacts of development programs, provided technical support and economic analysis for Bank operations, and advised clients in a diverse set of low-and middle-income countries, primarily in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.