Marjorie Chinen works in the Global Knowledge Unit at the World Bank and serves as a core team member within the EdTech Global Solution Group. With over 15 years of experience, she is an educational specialist who has designed and implemented evidence-based strategies to enhance access, quality, and equity in various education domains. Her expertise encompasses topics such as the use of technology innovations in education, refugee education, early childhood education, technical and vocational education and training, and teacher professional development. Marjorie has field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, North America, and South Asia.
Before her current role, she worked as a senior consultant for the Education Global Practice in the Turkey Country office at the World Bank. During that time, she focused on addressing the challenges related to the integration of refugee students into turkey schools and contributed to investment lending operations and the Human Capital Project. Prior to joining the World Bank, Marjorie served as a Senior Researcher at the American Institutes for Research. She led educational analytical studies in multiple countries, including initiatives such as remedial programs for refugee girls in Kenya, impact evaluations of a gender-responsive teacher training in Uganda, an early childhood stimulation program in Bangladesh, among others. She has also worked at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CREEST) in California and the Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE) in Lima, Perú. Marjorie holds a PhD in Education with emphasis in advanced quantitative methods in social research methodology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).