Luis A. Crouch

Senior Economist, International Development Group


  • PhD, Agricultural Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • MS, Agricultural Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Luis Crouch, PhD, is a recognized international leader in providing high-level advice to governments involved in complex educational systems change. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Crouch served with the Global Partnership for Education Secretariat as head of the Global Good Practices Team.

He currently leads work addressing important challenges in education, workforce and youth, and "Data Revolution for Development." He provides input and oversight to key areas of work in related themes of work in the International Development Group.

Dr. Crouch is also researching fundamental issues at the leading edge of applied scientific work on education while continuing to pursue his policy advisory work with specific countries in areas such as school funding and educational decentralization. He also continues to advise development agencies and impactful NGOs on key technical, strategic, and institutional issues. “Stumbling at the First Step,” an article about pre-primary education that Dr. Crouch wrote with Katherine Merseth, was selected for the 2018 Change the World collection by publisher Springer Nature.