Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi has served as the Minister of Education of Peru since October 2013. Prior to this position, he was the Acting Vice President of the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management network and Director for Poverty Reduction and Equity, based in Washington. A native of Peru, Saavedra Chanduvi has overseen operational, technical assistance, and analytical work in the areas of poverty and inequality, employment and labor markets, economics of education and monitoring and evaluation systems. He has published and conducted extensive research and policy dialogue in his areas of expertise, and co-authored numerous articles and publications. Before joining the Bank, Saavedra Chanduvi was Executive Director and Principal Researcher at Grupo de Análisis para el Desarollo, a non-partisan think tank based in Lima, and a Principal Advisor to the Minister of Labor in Peru.