Luis Benveniste

Practice Director, Education

Dr. Luis Benveniste is the Practice Director for the Education Global Practice of the World Bank. He was a co-author of the World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development.

Dr. Benveniste’s research interests focus on teacher policies and student assessment practices. Other publications include Teaching in Cambodia (2008), with J. Marshall and M. Araujo, Teaching in Lao PDR (2008), with J. Marshall and L. Santibaez, "The political structuration of assessment: Negotiating State power and legitimacy," in A.H. Halsey, P. Brown, H. Lauder & J. Dillabough (eds.), Education: Globalisation and Social Change (2006) and All Else Equal (2003), with M. Carnoy and R. Rothstein--a book on accountability and the organization of public and private schools in the U.S.

Dr. Benveniste has also previously worked on a wide variety of World Bank education projects in Africa and East Asia and Pacific. He received a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Psychology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in International Comparative Education from Stanford University.


  • Education
  • Sexual Reproductive
  • Gender