ELIZABETH M. KING is currently Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, co-Editor of Comparative Education Review, Commissioner of 3ie, and Board member of international NGOs. She was Director of Education from 2009 and Acting Vice President for Human Development from 2013 before retiring from the World Bank, Washington, DC. In these positions, she was the World Bank's senior spokesperson and professional head for global policy and strategic issues related to education and human development. In 2016, she was on the research team of the Global Education Commission which launched its The Learning Generation report at the UN in September last year. 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 (Economics) degrees from the University of the Philippines.