People

RISE is a collaborative enterprise with a global team of people drawn from many different organisations, sectors, and regions. The detailed research and data collection in the RISE focus countries is undertaken by our Country Research Teams (CRTs). 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. The RISE Directorate, with team members from Oxford Policy Management and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, lead, manage, and synthesise the research.

 

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Featured Team Members

Luhur Bima

Quantitative Research Coordinator - Indonesia CRT

Luhur Bima holds a master’s degree in economics from Uppsala University in Sweden and a bachelor’s degree in…

Christopher Bjork

International Consultant - Indonesia CRT

Christopher Bjork 

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…

Tessa Bold

Tessa Bold

Researcher - Ethiopia CRT

Tessa Bold is an assistant professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies at the University of…

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…

Joseph Bullough

Partnerships Coordinator

Joe is the Partnerships Coordinator for the RISE Programme, where he is responsible for RISE’s collaboration with external…

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…

Pedro Carneiro

Pedro Carneiro

Researcher - Vietnam CRT

Pedro Carneiro is a Professor of Economics at University College London, a Research Fellow at the Institute…

Ali Cheema

Ali Cheema

Collaborating Researcher - Pakistan CRT

Ali Cheema is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) and…