Alexandria Valerio is a senior economist in the Education Global Practice at the World Bank Group. She leads global research agendas focused on identifying the characteristics of effective entrepreneurship education and training programs, and implementing large-scale surveys to measure adult skills sets and their impact on a range of outcomes. Before joining the Education team, Alexandria led the Bank’s portfolio in Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Panama, and Paraguay. Her published work includes peer-reviewed papers on the cost and financing of early childhood development, impacts of school fees, technical vocational education and training, workforce development, and school-based health programs. She is the co-author of the book “Entrepreneurship Education and Training Programs around the World.” Alexandria holds a PhD in Comparative and International Education from Columbia University, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.