Former Director of the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris
Former Director of the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris and of the International Bureau of Education (IBE) in Geneva. He is also the former Assistant Director-General for Education of UNESCO. Before occupying these posts, he carried out various functions in the fields of economics and planning at the French Ministry of Finance and at the World Bank. He has authored numerous books and papers on a diversity of subjects, including the costs and financing of education, the informal sector, school mapping, the challenges of international cooperation and, more recently, the fight against corruption in the education sector as well as poverty alleviation strategies. At present, Jacques Hallak is an international consultant and professor at the University of Jules Verne (Amiens, France). He is a member of the Academia Europea as well as the International Academy of Education.
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