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Ruth Kagia

Senior Fellow

Ruth Kagia is an education and human development expert, and senior fellow at R4D. She is currently Senior Advisor in the Office of the President of Kenya. Ms. Kagia retired from a distinguished 22 year career at the World Bank, where she most recently served as Country Director for Southern Africa managing the Bank’s portfolio in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland Mauritius and Madagascar. She has also served as Global Education Director, where she worked extensively on Millennium Development Goals issues and led the establishment of the Education for All Fast Track Initiative. Prior to her work at the Bank, Ms. Kagia worked for more than ten years with the Kenyan government on in education, research and management. She holds degrees from the University of Nairobi and Harvard University.

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