Rafael E. De Hoyos

Mexico  |  Economist, Education Unit, World Bank


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Rafael E. De Hoyos is an economist in the Education Unit of the World Bank and a founding partner of Xaber, an NGO promoting the use of evidence to design and evaluate education policies in Latin America. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and advised governments on school-based management, evaluation policies, and strategies to reduce dropout rates, among other topics.

From 2008 to 2011, he was the chief of advisers to the minister of education in Mexico. Before joining the ministry, he worked in the Development Economics Vice Presidency at the World Bank (2006–2008), at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge (2005–2006), and as a consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico, and at the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research in Finland.

He holds an MA in development from the University of Sussex and a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge.

De Hoyos was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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