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Noam Angrist

Fellow, Oxford; Consultant, World Bank; Cofounder, Young 1ove

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Noam Angrist has worked with various World Bank units including with the Chief Economist, the Human Development Practice, and the Education Global Practice. Angrist is a fellow at the University of Oxford and is the co-founder of Young 1ove – an NGO based in Botswana committed to bridging the gap between evidence in health and education and translation into scaled policy and practice. At the World Bank, Angrist has co-authored several papers producing key ingredients for the Human Capital Index, including Harmonized Learning Outcomes and Learning-Adjusted Years of Schooling (LAYS) at the country-level. Angrist has also co-authored work comparing education outcomes in terms of LAYS for hundreds of policies and interventions which served as a background paper for the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel "Smart Buys" effort to prioritize cost-effective education investments. Angrist’s interests center on human capital, education quality and measurement, youth development, HIV/AIDS prevention and external validity. Angrist has also worked at the University of Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the White House, and has worked with the governments of Kenya and Botswana to replicate, evaluate, and implement evidence-based programs. Angrist has a B.S. in Mathematics & Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PhD from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.