Ben Taylor is a Senior Consultant at the Springfield Centre where he leads the research component of their work. He has extensive academic and advisory experience across a range of disciplines including economics, political economy, market development, agriculture, merit goods and basic services. He has global experience across six continents and specialises in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ben has assisted in the development and refinement of new concepts in private sector development included the making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach. He also has experience in developing and implementing new approaches to monitoring and evaluation of development projects and is leading multiple innovative longitudinal impact assessments. Recent market development projects involve PEPE, LIFT, Samarth, KMAP, Grow, Prisma, CGAP’s financial inclusion projects, Katalyst, and SAGCOT.
- Designed to fail 
- To boldly go: new directions in applications of market systems approaches 
- Katalyst’s contribution to systemic change 
- Systems and systemic change – clarity in concept 
- Making Information Systems Work for the Poor: The case of media 
- Evidence-based policy and systemic change: conflicting trends? 
- Effectiveness, scale and sustainability in WASH programmes: a review 
- Who wants to give forever? Giving meaning to sustainability in development