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Luis Crouch is the Chief Technical Officer at RTI's International Development Group.[1]

How their work relates to education systems

Crouch is an internationally recognized leader in "providing high-level advice to governments involved in complex educational systems change."[1]

Crouch has written research on the importance of reorienting education systems around learning through programs like Teaching at the Right Level[2], raising learning levels by focusing on the lowest performing students[3], the shift from access to learning seen in the SDGs[4], and whether or not interventions targeted at improving means also reduce inequality.[5]

Crouch has also discussed several recommendations for instructional support in achieving educational systems change: focusing on a few achievable indicators that emphasize foundational learning, using data to drive teaching, emphasizing the importance of teaching skills, providing motivation through real supports, and using strong management skills.[6]

Brief biography

Luis Crouch specialises in education policy, decentralised finance (e.g., funding formulas), political economy of reform, education statistics, planning, and projections. He has experience in all key areas of education data analysis, from the generation of primary data via surveys and citizen input, to statistical and econometric analysis, to evidence-based, Cabinet-level policy dialogue. He has previously worked at the World Bank and at the Global Partnership for Education.[7]

He has worked closely on South Africa’s education sector funding reforms, Egypt’s decentralisation experiments, and decentralisation and other policy reforms in Peru and Indonesia. His more recent work is in early grade reading and early childhood development, as key entry-points to improving quality. He has worked in more than 25 countries in a 30-year career in development, and is the author of reports, technical papers, and books.[7]

Crouch earned a PhD and a Master's from UC-Berkeley in Agricultural Economics, as well as a bachelor's in Anthropology from UC-Santa Barbara.[1]

He is also a member of the RISE Research Directorate.[7]

Key publications related to education systems

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Luis A. Crouch". RTI. 2016-03-26. Retrieved 2021-08-27. https://www.rti.org/expert/luis-crouch
  2. Crouch, L. 2017, Weakest Part of Poorly-Performing Educational Systems: An Argument for Focus on "Teaching at the Right Level" and Improved Foundation-Year Performance. RISE Insight. https://doi.org/10.35489/BSG-RISE-RI_2017/003.
  3. Crouch, L. and Rolleston, C. 2017. Raising the Floor on Learning Levels: Equitable Improvement Starts with the Tail. RISE Insight. https://doi.org/10.35489/BSG-RISE-RI_2017/004.
  4. Crouch, L. and Gustafsson, M. 2018. Worldwide Inequality and Poverty in Cognitive Results: Cross-sectional Evidence and Time-based Trends. RISE Working Paper Series. 18/019. https://doi.org/10.35489/BSG-RISE-WP_2018/019
  5. Rodriguez-Segura, D., Campton, C., Crouch, L. and Slade, T. 2021. Looking Beyond Changes in Averages in Evaluating Foundational Learning: Some Inequality Measures. International Journal of Educational Development. Volume 84, 102411, ISSN 0738-0593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2021.102411
  6. Crouch, L. 2020. Systems Implications for Core Instructional Support Lessons from Sobral (Brazil), Puebla (Mexico), and Kenya. RISE Insight Series. 2020/020. https://doi.org/10.35489/BSG-RISE-RI_2020/020
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Luis Crouch". RISE Programme. Retrieved 2021-08-27. https://riseprogramme.org/people/luis-crouch