Claudia Costin, a Brazilian national, is the Senior Director for Education at the World Bank.
Before joining the World Bank, she was the Secretary of Education for the city of Rio de Janeiro, a position she has held since 2009. Prior to this, she served as Secretary of Culture for the Government of the State of Sao Paulo, and Executive Vice-President of the Victor Civita Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of education in Brazil.
Her career in government includes positions as Vice-Minister and then Federal Minister for Public Administration and State Reform from 1995 to 1999 in Brazil. She has also served as Executive Secretary at the Helio Beltrao Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of public administration, and as CEO of Promon Intelligens, an E-learning and knowledge management company.
She has consulted on public policies and state modernization for the governments of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, and Sao Tome and Principe. Claudia’s work in education includes the launch of the Brazilian civil society movement Todos pela Educação where she is a member of the Technical Committee.
She has held several positions in academia, including at the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Getúlio Vargas Foundation, INSPER Institute of Education and Reserach, and École Nationale d’Administration Publique (ENAP) in Québec. She has a Master’s in Economics and a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Escola de Administracao de Empresas de São Paulo of the Fundacao Getulio Vargas.