Enrique Alasino is a Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank Group’s Education Global Practice, currently working in the Latin America Region. He holds a master’s degree in International economic relations in the University of Bologna, Italy. During the last 15 years, he worked in low- and middle-income countries to improve children´s access to quality education from different positions: doing field work in poor vulnerable areas, coordinating the preparation of national education sector plans and leading the design of large-scale interventions to improve learning outcomes. His work is mainly focused on public policies and programs to improve access and quality of Early Childhood and Basic Education. Currently, he is the WBG Education cluster leader for Central America and task team leader for several lending operations and analytical services in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala. His main analytical interests and work are related to comprehensive Early Childhood Development Policies, use of learning outcomes to improve education quality, innovative strategies to reduce dropouts in secondary education, and the promotion of safe, resilient and learning oriented school infrastructure.