Jean-Baptiste is a research associate at IPA Francophone West Africa. Previously, he worked as an economist and statistician at the Ministry of Agriculture of Burkina Faso. Jean-Baptiste is interested in development economics and, more specifically, in agricultural finance. He believes that specific financial products for the rural population are critical in mitigating their risks (droughts, floods, prices), investing more in their farms, and improving their livelihoods. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Ouagadougou and completed a degree in Statistics and Applied Economics at the Graduate School of Statistics and Applied Economics of Abidjan.