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Moritz Bilagher

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Moritz Bilagher has worked mainly in international cooperation and development, with a focus on education, since 2003, when he took up a position as Associate Expert (Research and Evaluation) with the United Nations Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East, first in Amman, Jordan, and then in Beirut, Lebanon. Since then, he worked primarily with UNESCO, in Nairobi, as Statistical Advisor (2009-2010), Santiago de Chile, as Programme Specialist (2010-2015), Bangkok (2018), in Paris as Principal Evaluation Specialist (2018-2020) and, most recently, as Deputy Director of Education of the UNESCO-UNRWA Department of Education in Amman, Jordan (2020-2022). He has also worked as a Research Manager for the British government agency for Technology and education (BECTA, 2006 - 2009) and was the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at the World Bank-based Global Partnership for Education, in Washington, DC, in 2016 and 2017. Moritz holds a Doctorate in Education from Kings College London (2018); a Masters in Educational Research Methodology from the University of Oxford (2009); a Masters in Science Dynamics from the University of Amsterdam (1996) and he equivalent of a Bachelors Degree from Hogeschool Holland in Civic Education (1995). His research interests lie in education for, and through, international cooperation and development; education for international peace and understanding; ICT for education; educational assessment; and, most of all, global citizenship education.

Research interests

- Global Citizenship Education;

- International cooperation and development in, and through, education;

- Educational assessment;

- Educational statistics;

- Education for Peace and International Understanding.


Deputy Director Education, UNESCO-UNRWA, Amman, Jordan - 2020 to 2022

Principal Evaluation Specialist, UNESCO IOS, Paris, France - 2018 to 2020

Education Programme Specialist, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand - 2018

Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, World Bank / Global Partnership for Education, Washington, DC, USA - 2016 to 2017

Programme Specialist (Monitoring and Evaluation), UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago, Chile - 2010 to 2015

Statistical Advisor, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Nairobi, Kenya - 2009 to 2010

Research Manager, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, Coventry, UK - 2006 to 2009

Associate Expert (Research Evaluation), UNRWA, Amman, Jordan, and Beirut, Lebanon - 2003 to 2006

Management Trainee, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Delft, Netherlands - 2000 to 2003

Education/Academic qualification

EdD Education and Professional Studies, King's College London - 2018

MSc Educational Research Methodology, University of Oxford - 2009

MSc Science Dynamics (Social Studies of Science and Technology), University of Amsterdam - 1996

BA Social Studies (Civic Education), Hogeschool Holland - 1995

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