Dilaka Lathapipat is a Human Development Economist for the Education Unit of the World Bank based in Bangkok. His work focuses primarily on education (school-based management, education financing, education inequality), the labor market, and program impact evaluation.
His recent report include Thailand - Wanted: A Quality Education for All. He has also contributed to reports in other Southeast Asia countries including the Malaysia Economic Monitor: High-Performing Education and Lao Development Report 2014.
Before joining the World Bank in August 2012, Dilaka was a Research Fellow (Sectoral Economic Program) at the Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation and a Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for Labor Economics, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College London, Master's Degree in Economics from Thammasat University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University.