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Juan Manuel Moreno

Senior Education Specialist
Juan Manuel Moreno is Senior Education Specialist at the Department of Middle East and North Africa of the World Bank. Having worked in education development projects in over 25 countries of Latin America, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, he is currently responsible for the Bank´s education portfolio in Jordan and Lebanon and manages the Arab Regional Agenda for Improving Education Quality (ARAIEQ). Before joining the Bank in 2002, he was Associate Professor of Education at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED) in Spain. From 1999 to 2002 he served as Vice-Rector of International Relations of UNED and as the Secretary General of the Ibero-American Association of Higher Distance Education (AIESAD). Dr. Moreno has been a visiting scholar at SUNY Buffalo (USA), and at the University of Niejmegen (The Netherlands). He also served as consultant and evaluator for the European Commission and UNESCO. Dr. Moreno co-authored (with Ernesto Cuadra) the first World Bank policy report on Secondary Education: Expanding Opportunities and Building Competencies for Young People: a New Agenda for Secondary Education (2005). He has also published eight books and nearly 100 journal articles and book chapters in the fields of curriculum development, education reform and school improvement, and teacher professional development.