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Neilson Ushers Peruvian Education Policy Laboratory

Aug 18, 2016
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Mel Policicchio, Woodrow Wilson School

Professor Christopher Neilson is passionate about ensuring that government policy — in particular education policy — is founded on theory and measurement. He aspires to upend the typical formula where policymakers develop, implement and program, and then outside academics evaluate progress. Rather, he wants to make sure development and implementation go hand in hand with evaluation. 

This is the concept behind his latest project: the Peruvian MineduLAB, a new lab for education policy housed within a governmental ministry. For the first time, reforms of Peru’s public education system now count on a research and development lab — from conception to evaluation.

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