Kelly Jones is a Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute. Jones’ research focuses on evaluating social and economic interventions aimed at improving welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her recent work in Kenya includes experimental analyses of women’s risk coping strategies in the face of financial shocks, and the implications for women’s sexual and reproductive health and child health of various economic policies and phenomena. She is also currently conducting field experiments in Uganda and Ghana on the role of gender dynamics in intra-household allocation of resources and productive activities. In particular, she is exploring women’s contributions to and empowerment within small-scale commercial agriculture.
Jones earned a PhD in Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters of Arts in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
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