Maria Ruth Jones co-founded and leads DIME Analytics, an initiative to improve the quality,
transparency, and reproducibility of empirical research. Her research interests center on survey methods, innovations in measurement, and technology adoption. She created and manages public goods to benefit the global research community, such as the Development Research in Practice Handbook, the DIME Wiki, and the Manage Successful Impact Evaluations and Manage Successful Impact Evaluation Surveys courses. Maria joined the World Bank in 2009. Previous roles include coordination of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program impact evaluation portfolio (2012–16) and a program of impact evaluations with the government of Malawi (2009–11).