Janssen Teixeira is a Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank’s Education Global Practice. He has worked on system-wide education reform issues with particular emphasis on early childhood care and education, basic education and lifelong learning. Recently, he has been carrying out analytical work in the areas of early school leaving, lifelong learning, vocational education and training, and education infrastructure in countries in Europe and Central Asia. He has provided analytical and operational support to Governments in Latin America, Europe, and Asia, including Bolivia, Guyana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Moldova, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and East Timor over the past 18 years. Mr. Teixeira holds a Ph.D. in Education policy and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.