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Governing Body Fellow

Dr Ricardo Sabates Aysa is Professor in Education and International Development at the Faculty of Education. He is a trained economist, with PhD in Development Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre and the Cambridge Network for Disability and Education Research (CaNDER). His area of research focuses on educational inequalities in access and learning, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. His work has been influential in understanding inequality patterns in educational access, second chance opportunities in education for marginalised children, cost effectiveness and equity in education, and accountability for learning. His current research portfolio covers systems of education in Ethiopia, complementary basic education in Ghana, accountability for learning in India, disability and educational achievement, cost effectiveness and equity in Tanzania, among others. Professor Sabates is the Treasurer of the British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE).