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Senior Fellow & Co-Director of Center for Universal Education at Brookings Institution

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Emiliana Vegas is a senior fellow and co-director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. A leading expert on education in developing countries, Vegas has written extensively on issues affecting education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean and other developing regions. Her papers and books cover topics ranging from policies to raise teacher effectiveness, to school finance and early childhood development policies. Before joining Brookings, Vegas served as the chief of the Education Division at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where she led a team of 30-50 professionals working in the Bank’s lending operations and analytical activities to support education systems throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

In this role, she led a shift in the composition of the Bank’s lending operations to focus on system-wide change to promote learning and skills to ensure that all children and youth can reach their full potential; ensured Bank funding to create SUMMA, the first regional Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Education in Latin America and the Caribbean; oversaw the development of an online program to train education leaders and influencers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean; and oversaw the development of instruments to help ministries of education leverage technology to transform how they manage their education data for system improvement. Before the IDB, Vegas worked at the World Bank in Washington, DC, where she held various positions in the Human Development Network, her latest being lead economist and human development sector leader for Central America, and lead economist in the Education Unit of the Human Development Department. She has managed lending operations and applied research on regional and global education policy issues and is the author of several articles in peer-reviewed journals and institutional reports.

Her books include: “Profession: Teacher. Why the teaching profession lost its prestige in Latin America and the Caribbean, and how to recover it?” (2018, The Inter-American Development Bank, co-authored with Gregory Elacqua, Diana Hincapié and Mariana Alfonso – available in Spanish and Portuguese); “The Promise of Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean” (2010, The World Bank Press, co-authored with Lucrecia Santibáñez), “Raising Student Learning in Latin America: The Challenge for the 21st Century” (2007, The World Bank Press, co-authored with Jenny Petrow), and “Incentives to Improve Teaching: Lessons from Latin America” (2005, The World Bank Press, Editor). Vegas has a Doctor of Education degree from Harvard University with a concentration in economics of education, a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University, and a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in journalism from Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Emiliana Vegas

Senior Fellow & Co-Director of Center for Universal Education at Brookings Institution

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Emiliana Vegas Biography

Emiliana Vegas is a senior fellow and co-director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. A leading expert on education in developing countries, Vegas has written extensively on issues affecting education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean and other developing regions. Her papers and books cover topics ranging from policies to raise teacher effectiveness, to school finance and early childhood development policies. Before joining Brookings, Vegas served as the chief of the Education Division at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where she led a team of 30-50 professionals working in the Bank’s lending operations and analytical activities to support education systems throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

In this role, she led a shift in the composition of the Bank’s lending operations to focus on system-wide change to promote learning and skills to ensure that all children and youth can reach their full potential; ensured Bank funding to create SUMMA, the first regional Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Education in Latin America and the Caribbean; oversaw the development of an online program to train education leaders and influencers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean; and oversaw the development of instruments to help ministries of education leverage technology to transform how they manage their education data for system improvement. Before the IDB, Vegas worked at the World Bank in Washington, DC, where she held various positions in the Human Development Network, her latest being lead economist and human development sector leader for Central America, and lead economist in the Education Unit of the Human Development Department. She has managed lending operations and applied research on regional and global education policy issues and is the author of several articles in peer-reviewed journals and institutional reports.

Her books include: “Profession: Teacher. Why the teaching profession lost its prestige in Latin America and the Caribbean, and how to recover it?” (2018, The Inter-American Development Bank, co-authored with Gregory Elacqua, Diana Hincapié and Mariana Alfonso – available in Spanish and Portuguese); “The Promise of Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean” (2010, The World Bank Press, co-authored with Lucrecia Santibáñez), “Raising Student Learning in Latin America: The Challenge for the 21st Century” (2007, The World Bank Press, co-authored with Jenny Petrow), and “Incentives to Improve Teaching: Lessons from Latin America” (2005, The World Bank Press, Editor). Vegas has a Doctor of Education degree from Harvard University with a concentration in economics of education, a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University, and a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in journalism from Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela.

Emiliana Vegas Videos

  • Emiliana Vegas, IDB
    At the Global Education & Skills Forum, the global education community, long underfunded, politicized, and out of the spotlight, showed it was ready...
  • Emiliana Vegas on Childhood Education in Latin America
    Elaine Reyes talks with Emiliana Vegas, Chief of the Education Division at the IDB, who leads a large team of colleagues that support education...
  • Latin America: Economic Growth Lies with the Individual
    Emiliana Vegas, Chief of the Education Division at the Inter-American Development Bank, participated in the Yale Center for the Study of...

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  • How much does it cost to book Emiliana Vegas?

    Booking fees for Emiliana Vegas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Emiliana Vegas, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Emiliana Vegas?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Emiliana Vegas for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Emiliana Vegas for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Emiliana Vegas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Emiliana Vegas or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Emiliana Vegas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Emiliana Vegas for your event is available upon request. Emiliana Vegas generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kaya Henderson, Stavros Yiannouka, Haroon Yasin, David Osher and Anthony Mackay. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Emiliana Vegas for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Emiliana Vegas Speaker Videos

  • Emiliana Vegas, IDB
    At the Global Education & Skills Forum, the global education community, long underfunded, politicized, and out of the spotlight, showed it was ready for change. Devex was there with our ear to the...
    Emiliana Vegas on Childhood Education in Latin America
    Elaine Reyes talks with Emiliana Vegas, Chief of the Education Division at the IDB, who leads a large team of colleagues that support education systems in the region. They discuss the awards given by...
  • Latin America: Economic Growth Lies with the Individual
    Emiliana Vegas, Chief of the Education Division at the Inter-American Development Bank, participated in the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization’s colloquium on development challenges in...

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