Jason Silberstein is a Research Fellow for the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government. His research explores the relationship between schools and the communities they serve.
Before joining RISE, he worked as a consultant to the governments of Ethiopia and Ghana on reforms aimed at strengthening accountability in their education systems, and spent 18 months as a policy advisor in the Myanmar Ministry of Education. His understanding of international development was shaped by three years at Seva Mandir, a grassroots nonprofit in India. His first job was as a secondary school English literature teacher. Jason holds a Master's in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School.