Morgan K. Benson is a Program Officer on R4D’s Evaluation and Adaptive Learning practice. He works with partners to improve policy and practice, by using a range of monitoring, evaluation and research methods to produce timely feedback around key learning questions and design options. This portfolio includes projects with the USAID, Australia DFAT, GiveWell, the UBS Optimus Foundation, RTI International, Worldreader, Pearson, Rising Academy Network and others.
Benson began at R4D as an intern in June 2014, supporting data analysis for the Center for Health Market Innovations. The following year, he joined the Evaluation and Adaptive Learning practice, working in both Washington and West Africa as an in-country study coordinator supporting activity development, implementation, monitoring and analysis 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; interned with Partners In Health’s Lesotho team; and spent a summer in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, working with a small child health organization. He also spent a semester studying in Kampala, Uganda, with the School for International Training’s Global Development Studies program.
Benson holds a BA in anthropology and economics from the University of Notre Dame.