Nicholas Burnett

Results for Development

Nicholas Burnett leads the global education portfolio at Results for Development Institute (R4D). His work centers on addressing tough challenges in the field of global education that are often neglected, especially using combinations of analysis, financing, model identification and connecting key stakeholders. Current areas of activity include innovation in education (through the Center for Education Innovations), education financing and innovative financing, the linkage between secondary education and skills for employment, out-of-school children, and early childhood education. 

Burnett is a member of the Advisory Panel for the Hewlett and Gates Foundations Program on Quality Education in Developing Countries, of the Advisory Board of the Global Business Development Network, and of the Council of Consultant Fellows of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning in Paris. He is also a visiting Special Professor of International Education Policy at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and a Visiting Professor at the Center for the study of International Cooperation in Education at Hiroshima University in Japan.

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