Vincent Greaney has been a primary school teacher, textbook author, research fellow at the Educational Research Centre in Dublin, and visiting Fulbright professor at Western Michigan University. He obtained a PhD in educational evaluation, measurement, and research from Boston College. A former board member of the International Reading Association, in 1996 he was elected to its Reading Hall of Fame. After joining the World Bank staff in 1990, he worked on educational projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe and implemented a training program on national assessments of educational achievement. His extensive list of publications covers topics related to educational assessment, teacher education, reading, and promotion of social cohesion through textbook reform. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Organization for Development through Education and of the Expert Council of the Russia Education Aid for Development program.