Elizabeth M. King is Non-resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, Managing Editor of the Journal of Development Effectiveness, and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. She serves on the boards of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Room to Read, and Education Commission-Asia; is technical adviser to Echidna Giving and the World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab, and a judge of the Yidan Prize Foundation. She was the World Bank’s global director for policy and strategic issues in education and acting vice-president for human development sectors. She has published on human capital, labour markets, and gender. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.