Karen Mundy is the Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education, where she directs the Strategy, Policy and Performance team. Dr. Mundy is a globally recognized leader and specialist in education. She has supported more than a dozen international development organizations to develop and evaluate their education programs. She came to GPE in 2014 from the University of Toronto where she was Professor and Associate Dean of Research, International and Innovation. Karen has published 5 books and more than 50 articles on educational reform in sub-Saharan Africa and the role of international organizations in achieving education for all. Karen began her career as a teacher in rural Zimbabwe.