Rafael Carrasco



SUMMA, Santiago (Chile) - Deputy Director of SUMMA (Education Research and Innovation Laboratory for Latin America and the Caribbean). He is currently also a member of the Board of the National Agency for the Quality of Education of Chile. He is a Civil industrial engineer with a master’s degree in Economics from the Universidad de Chile. Master’s degree in International Comparative Education and Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University. He worked for eight years in the Ministry of Education in various positions, such as Head of Development of the National System for Measuring the Quality of Education and then as Head of the Technical Team of the Minister and Deputy Minister. Dr Carrasco was one of the leaders for the design and development of various educational policies, most prominently the law on additional financing for the most vulnerable students in the country. He has been a lecturer at Stanford University and other universities. He was part of the National Commission 2014 for the reform of the National Accountability System. He was also a co-founder of the NGO San Pablo, which provides free preschool education to low-income children.

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