Annie Kilroy
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Annie Kilroy

Technical Advisor, Data & Analytics United States
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Annie serves as DG’s technical advisor for research design, indicator development, methodological guidance, and strategies for increasing the use of data for decision-making. She works to synthesize learnings across DG’s portfolio into comprehensive processes, methodologies, and best practices on using data and evidence for decision-making. Annie brings six years of experience of research methods in social science and public policy, focusing on issues of public policy, governance, and monitoring and evaluation.

She has a Masters of Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin, and Bachelors degrees in both Psychology and International Relations from North Carolina State University.

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Developing Data Systems: Five Issues IREX and DG Explored at Festival de Datos

IREX and Development Gateway: An IREX Venture participated in Festival de Datos from November 7-9, 2023. In this blog, Philip Davidovich, Annie Kilroy, Josh Powell, and Tom Orrell explore five key issues discussed at Festival de Datos on advancing data systems and how IREX and DG are meeting these challenges.

January 17, 2024 Data Management Systems and MEL
What Does a Good Agriculture Data System Look Like? Reflections from 2023 Festival de Datos

DG's joint session at 2023 Festival de Datos posed the question: What does a “good” agriculture data system look like? In this blog post, we'll delve into the key principles that emerged from the discussion.

December 14, 2023 Agriculture
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Farmer-Centric Data Governance Models: Protecting Farmers and Food Systems Today and Tomorrow

As farmers become more reliant on AgTech, they may find that the AgTech providers controlling these technologies (i.e., companies, nonprofits, and governments) are more integrated than ever before, resulting in a few organizations having unprecedented access to and control of farmers’ data. This dynamic results in positive and negative outcomes for farmers. Therefore, farmers face the paradox of using AgTech and adding value to their work, communities, and food systems while giving large amounts of data to AgTech companies that have, at best, limited plans for protecting farmers’ data. In this blog, we identified recommendations and next steps for AgTech providers on how to ensure that their technology benefits smallholder farmers.

June 14, 2023 Agriculture