Alexandria Valerio is a Lead Education Specialist currently in the Europe and Central Asia team in the Education Global Practice. She has over 20 years of experience leading and managing large-scale research projects in education and training in Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa regions. This includes leading several flagship global engagement programs on skills measurement and workforce development and as a core member of the World Development Report 2018.
Alexandria's published work includes peer‐reviewed papers on markets and human capital; the impacts of skills mismatch; the role of cognitive, socioemotional and job-relevant skills on labor market outcomes; the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education; and the cost and financing of early childhood education. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Education and Economics from Columbia University and an MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.