Position: Senior Economist
Company: International Development Group RTI
Luis Crouch (PhD Berkeley) is a Senior Economist at RTI’s International Development Group. He has been an advisor to governments on complex education systems changes working in and on countries as varied as South Africa, Egypt, Peru, Indonesia, Uganda, and many others. He is on the boards of directors of several NGOs and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. He specializes in education policy, decentralized finance (e.g., funding formulas), political economy of reform, education statistics, planning, and projections. He has experience in all key areas of policy analysis, from the generation of primary data, to statistical and econometric analysis, to Cabinet-level policy dialogue. He has previously worked at the World Bank and at the Global Partnership for Education. In the last few years, he has become interested in early grade reading and Early Childhood Development, as the key entry-points to improve education systems’ response to the quality imperative in the Sustainable Development Goal for Education. He is the author of many reports, technical papers including papers in refereed journals, and contributed to various technical books. Lately he has authored a series of five papers dealing with the measurement of, and issues related to, pre-primary education with a focus on developing economies.