Elizabeth Stuart is the founding Executive Director and Technical Policy Director of the What Works Hub for Global Education. She is also a Fellow of Practice at the School.

Previously at the School she was Executive Director of the Pathways for Prosperity Commission, a global initiative working with developing and emerging countries to understand how to use digital technologies for inclusive economic growth. She was lead author of a book setting out lessons from this work, published by Oxford University Press (and in memory of the late Professor Benno Ndulu, who was the Academic Co-Director of Pathways). She also teaches on the School’s Master’s in Public Policy Research.

Before joining Oxford, Elizabeth was Director of the Growth, Poverty and Inequality programme at the Overseas Development Institute; Director of Policy and Research at Save the Children; and ran Oxfam International’s Washington DC office.

Originally trained as a journalist, she worked for the Guardian and BBC as a financial correspondent and producer respectively. She holds an undergraduate degree in modern foreign languages and master’s degrees in literature and global politics.