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.
Risa Nihayah holds a master's degree in development studies from the International Institute of Social…
Nadya Novitri is responsible for office operations including administration, human resources, procurement,…
Gabor Nyeki is a visiting research scholar at Princeton University. He holds a simultaneous appointment as an…
Moses Oketch is a professor of international education policy and development at the University College…
Chukwuka Onyekwena is the acting Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (…
Ken Opalo is an assistant professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University…
Shardul Oza is a Washington DC-based Senior Programme Manager for the RISE Tanzania Country Research Team.…
Alula Pankhurst is Ethiopia Country Director of Young Lives, an international study of childhood poverty. He…
Menno Pradhan is a Professor in Project and Program Evaluation at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the…