Oni Lusk-Stover is a Senior Education Specialist with the education research team of the World Bank Group. She is the gender focal point for the Education Global Practice, coordinating gender activities within education and with other global practices including health, social development, and water and sanitation.
Oni is also the World Bank Group representative to the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative. She is the team leader for the World Bank's Systems Approach for Better Education Results-Engaging the Private Sector program, which maps education markets and identifies policy options for governments to better engage the non-state sector in delivering quality education services.
Since joining the World Bank Group in 2006, Oni has managed the Partnership for Education Development, a World Bank-United Kingdom Department for International Development initiative supporting research on education resilience, school finance, teacher policies, workforce development, and education markets for the poor.
Previously she was a member of the World Bank Education Sector Strategy 2020: Learning for All team and facilitated the strategy consultation process in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Oni has worked on education projects and research initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia in addition to her work with the education research team.
She holds a M.A. in International Comparative Education from Stanford University and a B.A. from Wellesley College.