Yoko Nagashima is a Senior Education Specialist in the World Bank Group’s Education Global Practice. She has worked in East Asia and Pacific, South Asia, and in the Human Development Network - Education Anchor. She has worked previously on development of primary and secondary education and most recently on skills development and higher education. Her current assignments on project and analytical work in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka focus on: strategic planning for tertiary education sector, establishment of quality assurance mechanisms, building innovation ecosystem and entrepreneurships for tertiary education, STEM education, and skills development for better employment. Yoko has M.S. in International/Intercultural Education from Florida State University and M.A. in Education from Stanford University.