Annex A. OECD team members

JOSE-LUIS ALVAREZ-GALVAN is project manager and policy analyst in the OECD Implementing Education Policies team. Previously, José-Luis worked as project manager in the OECD National Skills Strategy team where he was responsible for the projects for Mexico and Peru. José-Luis joined the Directorate for Education and Skills to contribute to the analysis of vocational education and training policies, being the main author of the reports for Costa Rica, Egypt, Kazakhstan and Northern Ireland; co-author of the reports for Canada, Denmark and South Africa; and part of the research team for the reports on England and the Netherlands.

José-Luis has more than 15 years of experience in policy analysis, has written two books, published numerous articles and delivered lectures on a wide range of topics in public policy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE). José-Luis has taught at UNAM, Brunel University (United Kingdom) and LSE.

BEATRIZ PONT is a senior education policy analyst at the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, with extensive experience in education policy reform internationally. She currently leads the OECD Implementing Education Policies team and recently led a comparative series on education reforms, the Education Policy Outlook. She has specialised in various areas of education policy and reform, including equity and quality in education, school leadership, adult learning and adult skills. She has also worked with individual countries such as Greece, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom (Wales) in their school improvement reform efforts.

Previously, Beatriz was a researcher on education and social policies in the Economic and Social Council of the Government of Spain and also worked for Andersen Consulting (Accenture). She studied Political Science at Pitzer College, Claremont, California, holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University and a PhD from the Complutense University, Madrid. She has been a research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences (Tokyo University) and at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP, Sciences Po, Paris). She has an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University.

ROMANE VIENNET is a policy consultant in the OECD Implementing Education Policies team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics and a master’s degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po, Paris. She has worked previously as a social impact analyst in France and as a research assistant in behavioural economics projects with Professor Arnab Basu of the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, New York. Her research interests include education policy implementation and change management (especially with respect to public policies).

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