Elizabeth M. King is currently Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, adjunct professor of Georgetown University, commissioner of 3ie, and Board member of international NGOs. She was the World Bank’s senior spokesperson and professional head for global policy and strategic issues related to education and human development for five years from 2009. In 2016, she was on the research team of the Global Education Commission which launched its The Learning Generation report. She has published on topics such as household investments in human capital and the link between these investments and poverty and economic development; gender issues in development; education finance, and the impact of decentralization reforms. Ms. King has a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a Masters and BA degrees from the University of the Philippines.