International perspectives on Indigenous development and poverty

This paper was presented by Harry Patrinos at the 'Social Science Perspectives on the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey' conference, 11-12 April 2001, The Australian National University, Canberra. The session title was 'Education and Indigenous development'.

Harry Anthony Patrinos received his doctorate from the University of Sussex and is Lead Education Economist at the World Bank. He specializes in all areas of education, especially school-based management, demand-side financing and public-private partnerships. He managed education lending operations and analytical work programs in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, as well as a regional research project on the socioeconomic status of Latin Americas Indigenous Peoples, published as Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Human Development in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). He is one of the main authors of the report, Lifelong Learning in the Global Knowledge Economy (World Bank, 2003). Dr. Patrinos has many publications in the academic and policy literature, with more than 40 journal articles. Harry is co-author of the books: Policy Analysis of Child Labor: A Comparative Study (St. Martins, 1999), Decentralization of Education: Demand-Side Financing (World Bank, 1997), and Indigenous People and Poverty in Latin America: An Empirical Analysis with George Psacharopoulos (World Bank/Ashgate, 1994). 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.

An audio recording and presentation slides from the session, as well as a background briefing paper, can be downloaded below.


Date & time

Tue 12 Apr 2011, 12.30–2pm


Haydon-Allen Tank, The Australian National University, Canberra.


Harry Patrinos

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