Xiaoyan Liang is a lead education specialist at the World Bank. She has led policy dialogue and research as well as managed the World Bank’s education programs in Africa, Latin America, and East Asia Regions. She has expertise in education policy research, program development, and implementation in the areas of early childhood education, technical and vocational education, higher education, education finance, and teacher development. She is widely published. She previously was the team leader for the World Bank’s education programs in China, Malaysia, and Korea. Liang received her PhD from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.