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PREAL's blog features expert analysis of cutting edge research and current events related to education policy in Latin America.

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The Dialogue’s Education Program (PREAL) seeks to improve the quality and equity of education in Latin America. It does so by partnering with public and private organizations throughout the hemisphere to identify policy options, promote informed debate on education policy, and monitor progress toward improvement.


Ariel Fiszbein Program Director
Jeffrey Puryear Senior Fellow
Federico Sucre Program Assistant
Sarah Otis Intern
Sarah Swig Intern


A new initiative by PREAL/Inter-American Dialogue, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank, seeks to strengthen teaching and learning in Central America and the Dominican Republic by promoting better teacher policy... Read More


Technology and Innovation to Improve LAC
By Federico Sucre and Sarah Swig
, PREAL Blog, October 28, 2014.
(Lea en español)

Only High-Quality Early Education Programs Work
By Ariel Fiszbein
, PREAL Blog, October 21, 2014.

(Lea en español)

Technology in Education: To Guide or Not to Guide
By Elena Arias Ortiz and Julian Cristia
, PREAL Blog, October 14, 2014.
(Lea en español)

Education and Asset Building As the Answer to the Child Migrant Crisis
By Manuel Orozco
, PREAL Blog, October 7, 2014.
(Lea en español)

Myths and Realities About Teacher Absenteeism: The Case of Buenos Aires
By Silvia Montoya
, PREAL Blog, September 17, 2014.
(Lea en español)

Where is All the Professional Talent in Latin America?
By Federico Sucre
, PREAL Blog, September 9, 2014.
(Lea en español)


The Legal Battle Over Teacher Tenure
By Jeffrey Puryear
, PREAL Blog, September 2, 2014.
(Lea en español)

A Little Less Evaluation, A Little More Feedback, Please...
By Alejandro Ganimian
, PREAL Blog, August 26, 2014.
(Lea en español)

The Paradox of Education in Chile
By A. Fiszbein and E. Vegas
, PREAL Blog, August 19, 2014.
(Lea en español)

How Lack of Skills Can Derail Mexico's Energy Reform
By Jason Fargo
, PREAL Blog, August 12, 2014.
(Lea en español)

Ideas for Improving Secondary Education and Employability of Young People in Mexico
By Federico Sucre
- Interview with Monica Tapia-Alvarez, PREAL Blog, August 5, 2014.
(Lea en español)


PREAL Publicaciones: Teacher Perceptions and Practices in Latin America (Lea en español) September 24, 2014

PREAL Publicaciones: Report Card on Education in Nicaragua, 2014 (Lea en español) February 26, 2014

PREAL Publicaciones: Policy Audit on the Dominican Republic (Lea en español) June 27, 2013

Decentralización para una Calidad Educativa: Una Tarea Pendiente June 2013

Equity is the Challenge: PREAL Launches First Education Report Card in Paraguay (Lea en español) May 7, 2013

PREAL Publicaciones: Policy Audit on Chile’s Preferential School Subsidies Program (Lea en español) March 15. 2013

First Report Card in Jamaica: Prisms of Possibility (Lea en español) January 21, 2013

La Subvención Escolar Preferencial en Chile: Mirada a su primera fase de funcionamiento January 2013

El reto es la calidad. República Dominicana 2010 November 9, 2011

Informe de Progreso Educativo, Honduras 2010 March 31, 2011


Overcoming Inertia?: A Report Card on Education in Brazil, 2009 August 5, 2010

Education Reform in Chile: Challenges and Opportunities summary by Federico Sucre, June 24, 2014

Beyond Contributory Pensions summary by Jennifer Mellett, March 13, 2014

Education, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Americas summary by T'Nia Crutchfield, March 13, 2014

Educación de calidad para todos: Una agenda prioritaria presentation by Ariel Fiszbein, March 11, 2014

Lanzamiento oficial Informe de Progreso Educativo Nicaragua 2014 Nicaragua Report Card Launch, February 26, 2014

Report Card on Education in Nicaragua, 2014 Interview with Ariel Fiszbein, February 24, 2014

Presentan Informe Avances educativos 2014 interview with Ariel Fiszbein, February 20, 2014