Intellectual Leadership Team

The RISE Intellectual Leadership Team (ILT) provides expertise in various aspects of education systems, development, measurement, and analysis to deliver thought leadership, research advice, and scholarly assessment of RISE research activities and outputs.

Rukmini Banerji

Rukmini Banerji

ASER, Pratham, India

Rukmini has been the intellectual driving force behind the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER – which also means “action…

Moussa P. Blimpo

Moussa P. Blimpo

World Bank, USA

Moussa is a young Togolese economist who has an active research agenda on the economics and local politics of education, with…

Jo Boyden

Jo Boyden

Young Lives, UK

Jo is a professor of international development at the University of Oxford and…

Barbara Bruns

Barbara Bruns

Center for Global Development, USA

Barbara is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development and former lead education economist at the World Bank, where…

Newman Burdett

Newman Burdett

National Foundation for Educational Research, UK

Newman is an experienced international educational assessment expert working at the National Foundation for Educational…

Luis Crouch

Luis Crouch

RTI International, USA

Luis is the Chief Technical Officer at RTI’s International Development Group. He specialises in education policy,…

Paul Glewwe

Paul Glewwe

University of Minnesota, USA

Paul Glewwe is one of the most widely published and cited economists working on the determinants of student learning,…

Kara Hanson

Kara Hanson

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Kara brings to the team experience with research into systems issues in an entirely different domain. She is a leading…

Mark Moore

Mark Moore

Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA

Mark is author of Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government, one of the most influential books ever written on…

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Karen Mundy

University of Toronto, Canada

Karen…