Walker Higgins is the Research Manager at IPA Liberia. He oversees Liberia's portfolio spanning social protection, health, education, and agriculture. He provides technical support on projects and manages financial and administrative operations of the office. Prior to joining IPA, Walker consulted with Babban Gona, a Nigerian agricultural social enterprise, where he developed a risk assessment tool to predict the creditworthiness of smallholder maize farmers. He also worked on projects with the Earth Institute in Colombia and the Akshaya Patra Foundation in India. Walker received his MPA in Development Practice from Columbia University and a BA (Honors) in Economics from the University of Washington.