On December 3, 2022, Eduardo Velez Bustillo, former head of the World Bank's education department and chief education expert in East Africa and South Africa, delivered an online lecture entitled "Global Governance and International Institutions - The Case of the World Bank and Education". The lecture was chaired by IICE Associate Professor LIU Min.
Starting from the concepts of governance and educational governance, Bustillo outlined the development history and current situation of the World Bank, and introduced the positioning evolution, organizational structure and operation mode in the field of education. Using abundant data, he introduced and analyzed the education assistance projects carried out by the World Bank in recent years since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. He talked the efforts made by the World Bank to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 on developing countries, especially extremely poor countries. The World Bank has used the concepts of "governance", "human capital", "learning poverty", "impact evaluation" and other relevant tools to promote the poverty alleviation in education.
Eduardo Velez Bustillo held a PhD in sociology from the University of Illinois. He has served as the head of the education department of the World Bank, the chief education expert in East Africa and South Africa, and is now a visiting professor at Kobe University in Japan and a part-time professor at Peking University. He has published many relevant works and nearly 100 academic papers and reports. His research fields mainly include the sociology of economy and development, the sociology of education and the analysis and evaluation of development projects.