Morgan K. Benson is a senior program associate at Results for Development, working on R4D’s evaluation and adaptive learning engagements. He works with partners to design innovative and evidence-based programs, and to use a range of monitoring, evaluation, and research methods to produce timely feedback for better implementation. Currently he supports R4D’s work in West Africa, where the organization collaborates with partners like Rising Academy Network in Sierra Leone to improve education quality.
Benson began as an R4D intern in June 2014, supporting data analysis for the Center for Health Market Innovations. The following year, he began focusing on evaluation and adaptive learning, and currently works in both Washington and West Africa as an in-country study coordinator supporting activity development, implementation and monitoring processes for education projects engaged in adaptive learning.
Before joining R4D, Benson worked as a research assistant with the Community Empowerment Lab in Uttar Pradesh, India, and interned with Partners In Health’s Lesotho team, serving as primary contact for the program in Boston, MA. He had previously spent a summer in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, working with a small child health organization; he also spent a semester studying in Uganda with the School for International Training’s development studies program.
Benson holds a BA in anthropology and economics from the University of Notre Dame