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Sara Ruto heads the People’s Action for Learning (PAL) network. This network currently comprises civil society organizations that conduct citizen led assessments and actions to improve learning outcomes in fifteen countries in Africa, Asia and Central America. Prior to serving in this position, Sara initiated the Uwezo citizen led process in Kenya in 2009 and later served as Regional Manager of Uwezo East Africa at Twaweza, a citizen-driven initiative in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, which uses evidence to draw public attention to children’s learning. Prior to joining Uwezo, Sara was a lecturer at Kenyatta University. Sara is the current Chairperson of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. She also serves in several boards including UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report and the Global Education Policy Dashboard of the World bank.