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Dec 21 2010

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The Catacombs or l’Ossuaire Municipal | Paris, France

This is advanced warning of a practitioner talk on Friday 14 January 2011 at 16:00 in room 916 of the Adam Smith Building. The talk is to be given by Alberto Rodriguez from the Education Department of the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank. The talk is entitled ‘A career at the World Bank: fighting poverty with passion’.

Please find below a brief biography of the speaker.

Alberto Rodriguez

Country Sector Coordinator
Central Europe and the Baltic Countries
The World Bank Group
Acting Sector Manager for Education Europe and Central Asia Region

Alberto Rodriguez, a Colombian national, joined the World Bank in 1997. Currently, he is a Country Sector Coordinator and Lead Education Specialist working with the Europe and Central Asia Region, and currently, Acting Sector Manager for Education in ECSHD.

He has worked on system-wide education reform issues with particular emphasis on their effects on national competitiveness. He has led the policy dialogue and has been Project Manager for World Bank education activities in Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, and Bolivia. His interests and experience are in educational administration and management, specifically in the financing of education systems, decentralization, school-based strategic development, innovation and competitiveness, and secondary education- both general and vocational/technical.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Rodriguez was a school teacher and administrator for 7 years, was an administrator in a private Bank in Bogotá- Colombia for 2 years, worked at the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation as Fellow and as Director of the Adolescent Division, and was the Technical Vice-Minister of Education in Colombia.

Over his career, Dr. Rodriguez has published numerous articles. His publications include “ Poland: Better Financing, Stronger Outcomes” (2010), “Knowledge and Innovation for Competitiveness in Brazil” (2008); “The Challenge of School Autonomy: Supporting Principals”(2003), and a Chapter in Sage’s recently published Handbook of Applied Developmental Science called “Positive Youth Development in the Context of National Development: The Emerging Youth Agenda in the Dominican Republic”(2003). Other publications include “Educação Secundaria no Brasil: Chegou a Hora”(2000), “Los Insumos Escolares en la Educación Secundaria y su Efecto Sobre el Rendimiento Académico de los Estudiantes” (1998) and “The Effects of Institutional Factors on School Engagement among Students in Middle-level Schools” (1996)

Dr. Rodriguez holds a BS in Industrial Engineering, a MA in Educational Administration, a Master in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Michigan.

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