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Benjamin Piper is the Senior Director, Africa Education for RTI International based in Nairobi. He provides support to large scale education projects across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He led multi-country studies on the impact of scripted lesson plans on teacher instruction, the effectiveness of large-scale teacher professional development modalities and he is currently leading a multi-country study examining best practices in instructional coaching. Dr. Piper was previously the Chief of Party of the Kenyan national literacy program Tusome, the set of randomized control trials in Kenya called PRIMR, and the National Tablets Programme. He is currently leading a multi-country study of highly effective large-scale education programs in collaboration with the Center for Global Development with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.