Hana Freymiller is the Chief Impact Officer at WPC. She leads WPC’s impact measurement and management systems. Ms. Freymiller has spent 15 years leading the development and evaluation of economic development investments to reduce poverty through economic growth. She specializes in applying impact measurement systems to assess the potential impact of economic investments and then designing rigorous evaluations to capture the results.
Prior to joining WPC, Ms. Freymiller spent 9 years with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a US Government agency whose mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth. At MCC, she was the Project Director for Timor-Leste from 2018 to 2021. She led sector selection and project development for a $484million economic development investment to build the first modern sanitation system and educate every teacher in Timor-Leste. From 2014 to 2017, she led impact measurement and management for MCC’s programs in Ghana, Cabo Verde, Jordan, and Sri Lanka where she invested $20 million in data systems and evaluations to capture the results of $2 billion in economic development investments. She managed MCC’s first impact evaluation of water and sanitation infrastructure and launched MCC’s machine learning data systems to measure the economic impacts of infrastructure investments. She recently led MCC’s public data Disclosure Review Board and created the operational strategy for cost-efficiency analysis of MCC’s $14 billion investment portfolio across 43countries.
Ms. Freymiller spent her early career working for Innovations for Poverty Action(IPA), a research NGO that conducts randomized controlled trials of anti-poverty programs. She led three different impact evaluations in Ghana on financial services and community development. She specialized in evaluation design and measurement, creating technical standards for IPA’s field workaround the world.
Ms. Freymiller received her MPA in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University and did her undergraduate studies in Economics at Wellesley College where she played varsity tennis. Ms. Freymiller is originally from Alaska where she developed her passion for economic development and the outdoors. She spends her spare time hiking, playing tennis, and running agility courses with her dog. She resides in the Washington, DC area.