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Rafael de Hoyos

Program Leader for Human Development in the European Union, World Bank

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Rafael de Hoyos is the World Bank's Program Leader in Human Development (HD) for EU member states. Based in Brussels, Rafael oversees education, social protection, and health programs in the EU Member States. He is a founding partner of “Xaber,” an NGO promoting the use of evidence to design and evaluate education policies in Latin America. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and advised governments in Latin America and Europe on social policies. Previously, he was the chief of advisers to Mexico’s under-minister of education (2008-11). Rafael worked in the Development Economics Vice Presidency at the World Bank (2006–08), at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge (2005–06), and as a consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico and at the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research in Finland. He holds an MA in development from the University of Sussex and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Cambridge.