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Jaana Puukka is an OECD Analyst and the Project Leader of the OECD work on higher education in regional and city development, currently, leading the OECD TALIS programme (teaching and learning international survey). She joined the OECD Programme on International Management in Higher Education (IMHE) in 2005 to co-ordinate and manage the first round of OECD Reviews of Higher Education in Regional Development which took place in 2005-07 and embraced 14 regions in 12 countries. She is now leading the second round of reviews in 2008-10 which includes 14 regions and city-regions in 11 countries. She is the co-author and editor of the OECD publication Higher Education and Regions – Globally Competitive, Locally Engaged. She has experience in higher education and regional development in Finland as a ministerial and local government adviser, programme manager, practitioner and evaluator. Before joining OECD, she was the Regional Development Manager of Turku University of Applied Sciences, at that time the biggest professionally oriented HEI in Finland. She has been involved in various university evaluations and has worked for the Finnish Ministry of Education to review the universities' master programmes. In 2008-10, she has led the reviews of Andalusia (Spain), Berlin (Germany), Bío Bío region (Chile), Catalonia (Spain), the Galilee (Israel), Lombardy (Italy), Paso del Norte (United States of America and Mexico), Penang (Malaysia), South Arizona (United States of America), and the State of Victoria (Australia).