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Yidan Wang

Senior Education Specialist, World Bank Group
Yidan Wang is a Senior Education Specialist in the World Bank’s Education Global Practice. She leads the Education Staff Development Program (ESDP), the flagship training program within the World Bank Group which has become the core program for developing education-related technical competencies and skills for World Bank staff, development partners and policymakers. Her areas of expertise include capacity building and training, skills development, vocational and technical education, secondary education, public-private partnerships and decentralization. Her work experience spans across Africa, East and South Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and the Pacific for over 25 years. Wang has authored and co-authored several books and articles, including “Education in a Changing World: Flexibility, Skills, and Employability,” which was translated into Chinese and has been cited widely in the media in Australia, China and the United States. She holds a Ph.D. in International Education and Development from the University of Pittsburgh.