Michael F. Crawford
Lead Education Specialist, GEDDR, The World Bank
Michael F. Crawford is a Lead Education Specialist in the World Bank Global Education Practice. He is currently responsible for management and oversight of World Bank projects and studies in the areas of tertiary education, basic education, and promotion of science and technology capacity in Vietnam and in the East Asia region.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities in 2012, he led the development of World Bank investments in university and science and technology capacity most recently in Chile, Peru, Uganda and previously in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela. He recently led a large scale analysis of student lending policies and Chile.
He has helped shape World Bank policy for the promotion of science and technology capacity through global analytical and policy work, and co-authored the September 2003 paper, “Strategic Approaches to Science and Technology in Development,” presented to the Bank’s Board of Directors.
From 2002-04, he was the Assistant to the Managing Director for Human Development. He has also led or contributed to World Bank investment and analytical work on higher education and science and technology in Tanzania, Romania, Thailand, Argentina, Guyana, and Colombia. Michael holds an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in Philosophy and Mathematics from St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD.