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Kate Sturla

Kate Sturla

Senior Research Manager

Kate Sturla is a Senior Research Manager for the What Works Hub for Global Education – a joint initiative supported by  the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO-IIEP, the Learning Generation Initiative, and the British Council. The Hub brings together academics, NGOs and government partners to enable and enhance learning for children in low- and middle-income countries. Kate’s work focuses on developing the field of implementation science in education, with the aim of understanding how effective policies can be implemented at scale.

Previously, Kate led evaluations of health, agriculture and education programmes in India with the evaluation consultancy IDinsight and with the Behavioral Development Lab, including a randomised controlled trial of the world’s first development impact bond in education. Most recently, Kate was Analytics Director at the Global Innovation Fund modelling the impact of innovations aimed at improving the lives of the global poor. Earlier in her career, she worked as a classroom teacher in a migrant camp northwest India with a local non-profit.

Kate holds a master’s degree in public administration in international development from the Harvard Kennedy School, during which she worked as a graduate student consultant in Peru’s Ministry of Education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and South Asian studies from UC Berkeley.


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