Kimberly Parekh

Hi CIE family! I am an EdD candidate. I was part of the CIE community from 2006-2009 and have great deal of gratitude for the knowledge I gained and the relationships I made with both faculty and classmates. I have forged lifelong relationships and these friends continue to be an active part of my life today.


I am currently working full-time as a consultant for the World Bank in Washington, DC. Specifically, I work on micro- and macro-education evaluations in the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group (IEG). At IEG, I contribute to objectives-based evaluations of various education loans and broader education evaluations of thematic areas such as higher education. Before the World Bank, I worked as a program manager in the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) at the US Department of Labor for over four years. At OCFT, I primarily managed child labor and trafficking projects and wrote research reports on child labor and trafficking in Asia and the Middle East. While my experiences varied, I worked on mitigating exploitative child labor within the supply chain in areas such as shrimp in Thailand or carpets in Afghanistan.


Aside from working for donors and NGOs, I am also an Adjunct Professor at the School of International Service at American University. [3/17]


Before CIE, I worked abroad in basic education for international NGOs like the IRC and Save the Children in places like Afghanistan and national NGOs in India. I primarily worked in designing and managing complementary education modalities and supporting education reform for marginalized and underserved communities. These field experiences allowed me to develop skills in technical areas such as teacher professional development, curriculum development, assessment development, etc.




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