Jamil Salmi


Jamil Salmi, a Moroccan education economist, is the World Bank’s tertiary education coordinator.  He is currently a member of the International Advisory Network of the UK Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, OECD’s expert group on Assessing Higher Education Learning Outcomes, the Editorial Committee of OECD’s Journal of Higher Education Management and Policy, and the International Rankings Expert Group.

Mr. Salmi is the principal author of the Bank’s new Tertiary Education Strategy entitled “Constructing Knowledge Societies:  New Challenges for Tertiary Education”.  He was also responsible for the preparation of the World Bank’s first Policy Paper on Higher Education, published in July 1994 under the title “Higher Education:  Lessons of Experience”.

In the past fifteen years, Mr. Salmi has provided policy and technical advice on tertiary education reform to more than 35 governments in developing countries.  He has also guided the strategic planning efforts of several public and private universities in Colombia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico and Peru.

Prior to joining the World Bank in December 1986, Mr. Salmi was a professor of education economics at the National Institute of Education Planning in Rabat, Morocco. 
Mr. Salmi is a graduate of the French Grande Ecole ESSEC.  He holds a Master's degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and a Ph. D. in Development Studies from the University of Sussex (UK).  He also completed an Executive Development program at Harvard Business School.  Mr. Salmi is the author of five books and numerous articles on education and development issues.  Over the past fifteen years, he has written extensively on tertiary education reform issues.


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