Ben Jaques-Leslie
Senior Research and Training Manager, J-PAL

Ben Jaques-Leslie is a Senior Research and Training Manager at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT. Ben supports J-PAL’s research and training activities, including staff recruitment, training, and development. He is also the Program Manager of the Agriculture Sector, co-managing the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative. He has worked with many organizations with agricultural programs and frequently presents on J-PAL’s agriculture research. Ben also helps to coordinate other J-PAL initiatives and sector programs. In 2010, Ben received a Master’s of International Affairs from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. In 2011, he served as acting Country Director for Innovations for Poverty Action in Sierra Leone. Prior to joining J-PAL, he was a research assistant investigating consumer demand for Fair Trade coffee, and interned with the Grameen Foundation and PlaNet Finance in Beijing.

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