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) in Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Vietnam. 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. Augmenting the RISE research are the RISE Fellows, a group of invited, non-resident, academic researchers working on RISE themes with additional country focus or methods. 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.

 

Featured Team Members
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 Henstridge

Mark Henstridge

RISE Co-Director

Mark Henstridge is Co-Director of the RISE Programme, with key responsibility for the overall management and procurement of…

John Hoddinott

John Hoddinott

Researcher - Ethiopia CRT

John Hoddinott is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food & Nutrition Economics and Policy at Cornell…

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Yue-Yi Hwa

Research Fellow

Yue-Yi Hwa is a Research Fellow for the RISE Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government, focusing on teachers and…

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Widjajanti Isdijoso

Member of the Steering Committee - Indonesia CRT

Widjajanti Isdijoso is the deputy director for research and outreach of The SMERU Research Institute. She…

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David Johnson

Key Researcher - Nigeria CRT

David Johnson is…

Michelle Kaffenberger

Michelle Kaffenberger

Research Fellow

Michelle is a Research Fellow with the RISE Programme and affiliated to the Blavatnik School of Government at the University…

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Harounan Kazianga

Key Researcher - Nigeria CRT

Harounan…

Asim I. Khwaja

Asim I. Khwaja

Principal Investigator - Pakistan CRT

Asim I. Khwaja is a professor of international finance and development at the Harvard Kennedy School. He…

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Lillie Kilburn

Administrative Assistant

Lillie is the Administrative Assistant for RISE, based at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She works …