Luis Benveniste is the human development regional director for Latin American and the Caribbean at the World Bank. His research focuses on teacher policies and student assessment practices. He was a co-author of World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development. Other publications include Teaching in Cambodia (2008), with J. Marshall and M. Araujo; Teaching in Lao PDR (2008), with J. Marshall and L. Santibaez; "The political Structuration of Assessment: Negotiating State Power and Legitimacy," in A.H. Halsey, P. Brown, H. Lauder & J. Dillabough (eds.), Education: Globalisation and Social Change (2006); and All Else Equal (2003), with M. Carnoy and R. Rothstein, a book on accountability and the organization of public and private schools in the United States. Benveniste has worked on a wide variety of World Bank education projects in Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific. He received his PhD in international comparative education from Stanford University.