Beth King

Elizabeth M. King

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Elizabeth M. King is currently Non-resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, Managing Editor of the Journal of Development Effectiveness, and Adjunct Professor of Georgetown University’s Graduate School of International Studies. She’s also on the board of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Room to Read, and Education Commission-Asia; technical adviser to Echidna Giving, the World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab, and the Office of Population Studies (Philippines); and member of the judging panel of the Yidan Prize Foundation. She was the World Bank’s senior spokesperson and professional head for global policy and strategic issues related to education and human development, and acting vice-president for human development sectors. She has published journal articles, book chapters and books on topics related to human capital, labor market outcomes, the care economy, and gender issues in development. She engaged in operations and advisory work on economic and education issues in several developing countries She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.

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Demographic, health, and economic transitions and the future care burden

26 January 2024