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.
Felipe Barrera-Osorio is an Associate Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Santiago Cueto is Executive Director and Senior Researcher at GRADE, where he coordinates the Peru component of the international study Young Lives.
Janeli Kotzé is in the Research Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate at the Department of Basic Education in South Africa.
Renata Lemos is a Senior Economist at the World Bank Education Global Practice.
Nic Spaull is a Senior Researcher in the Research on Socioeconomic Policy group (RESEP) at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Intellectual Leadership Team/RISE Directorate
Lant Pritchett is the RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
Kara brings to the team experience with research into systems issues in an entirely different domain. She is a leading…
Mark Henstridge is Co-Director of the RISE Programme, with key responsibility for the overall management and procurement of…
John Hoddinott is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food & Nutrition Economics and Policy at Cornell…
Yue-Yi Hwa is a Research Fellow for the RISE Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government, focusing on teachers and…
Widjajanti Isdijoso is the deputy director for research and outreach of The SMERU Research Institute. She…
David Johnson is…
Michelle is a Research Fellow with the RISE Programme and affiliated to the Blavatnik School of Government at the University…
Asim I. Khwaja
Asim I. Khwaja is a professor of international finance and development at the Harvard Kennedy School. He…
Lillie is the Administrative Assistant for RISE, based at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She works …