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Alejandra Cortázar is a non-resident senior fellow for the Education Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. Cortázar is a research associate and founder of the Center for Early Childhood Studies in Chile (CEPI) and currently works as a consultant for the World Bank.
Cortázar has more than 15 years of experience as a researcher and consultant on education, early childhood, and public policy issues in Chile and other countries in Latin America. She has consulted internationally for UNICEF, UNESCO, OECD, RAND, ECLAC, Inter-American Dialogue, and the World Bank. She was an advisor to the Chilean Agency for the Quality of Education and an educator at the Universidad Diego Portales.
Cortázar has a doctorate degree in education from the Teachers College at Columbia University, New York City.