Ariel Fiszbein is the Education Program Director at the Inter-American Dialogue. He was formerly the Chief Economist for the Human Development Network at the World Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the World Bank in 1991 were he started his career as Country Economist for Colombia. He has held several positions including that of coordinator of the poverty reduction team at the World Bank Institute, coordinator of the Bank’s program in human development for the southern cone countries in Latin America, Lead Economist in the Human Development Department for Latin America and the Caribbean and Adviser to the Bank’s Chief Economist and senior vice-President for Development Economics. In the latter position, he coordinated for several years the Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) initiative.