Dr. Harry Anthony Patrinos

Manager, Education Global Practice, The World Bank Group


Harry Anthony Patrinos is a Manager in Education Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He specializes in all areas of education, particularly school-based management, demand-side financing and public-private partnerships. He has managed education lending operations and analytical work programs in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. 

Mr. Patrinos has worked extensively on the socioeconomic status of Indigenous Peoples, and has co-authored two books on this issue, Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Human Development in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006),and, most recently, Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Development (Cambridge, 2014). He has many publications in the academic and policy literature, with more than 50 journal articles. He is co-author of the books: Making Schools Work: New evidence on accountability reforms (World Bank, 2011); The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education (World Bank, 2009); and Decentralized Decision-Making in Schools: The Theory and Evidence on School-Based Management (World Bank, 2009). He has also worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. 

He previously worked as an economist at the Economic Council of Canada. Mr. Patrinos received a doctorate from the University of Sussex.