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Rita Perakis is assistant director and senior policy analyst on CGD’s global education team. Previously she worked as a manager at Ark Education Partnerships Group where she was responsible for projects in Uganda and Cote d’Ivoire that focused on strengthening public private partnerships and accountability in education systems. She has worked on education, aid effectiveness and innovative finance at Social Finance UK and in previous roles in CGD’s DC and London offices. Perakis holds a BA from Emory University and MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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