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
Tirussew Teferra

Tirussew Teferra

Researcher - Ethiopia CRT

Tirussew Teferra is professor and Laureate in Special Needs Education at Addis Ababa University. He earned…

Emiliana Vegas

Emiliana Vegas

Inter-American Development Bank, USA

Emiliana is responsible for the creation of SABER (Systems Approach for Better Education Results), a pioneering World Bank…

Denitsa Vidolova

Denitsa Vidolova

Programme Coordinator

Prior to joining Oxford Policy Management and the RISE Programme, Denitsa completed a two-year teaching placement with Teach…

Susan Watkins

Susan Watkins

California Center for Population Research, University of California at Los Angeles, USA

Susan is a prominent sociologist who has worked on gender issues in fertility transitions and HIV/AIDS. She has done…

Ludger Woessman

Ludger Woessmann

ifo Center for the Economics of Education, University of Munich, Germany

Ludger Woessmann is…

Tassew Woldehanna

Tassew Woldehanna

Principal Investigator and Research Team Lead - Ethiopia CRT

Tassew Woldehanna is the President of Addis Ababa University and Professor of Economics at the school. He…

Darge Wole Meshesha

Darge Wole Meshesha

Researcher - Ethiopia CRT

Darge Wole Meshesha is a professor of educational psychology at Addis Ababa University (AAU). He has over…

Louise Yorke

Researcher - Ethiopia CRT

Louise Yorke is a research assistant at the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the…

Andrew Zeitlin

Researcher - Tanzania CRT

Andrew Zeitlin is Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. He…

Maria Barron Rodriguez

Maria Barron Rodriguez

Maria Barron Rodriguez is a Peruvian policy maker and researcher with five years of experience working in the non-profit and…