About Santiago Cueto



Santiago Cueto holds a degree in Educational Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and a PhD in the same field from Indiana University in the United States. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the University of California at Davis and the University of Oxford. He is currently Research Director and Senior Researcher at GRADE, where he coordinates the Peru component of the international study Young Lives/Niños del Milenio. He is also a member of the National Education Council in Peru and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the Catholic University in Peru. He has been a member of the Technical Board of the National Institute for Educational Assessment (INEE) in Mexico and President of the Peruvian Educational Research Society. He has worked as a consultant to international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and UNESCO. His main areas of interest are education and human development, particularly within a poverty context. He has published articles in various academic journals as well as books and has also served as Editor for scientific articles at The Lancet, the International Journal of Educational Development, the Catholic University’s Psychology Journal, and Oxford Review for Education among others. In 2003, at the Global Development Network’s (GDN) Annual Conference, one of his works received the prize for best research project in the Education, Knowledge and Technology category. In 2010, he received the National Award in Psychology by the Professional Board of Psychologists in Peru (Colegio Nacional de Psicólogos).


More than poverty: Pathways from economic inequality to reduced developmental potential

Classroom composition and its association with students’ achievement and socioemotional characteristics in Peru

Does pre-school improve cognitive abilities among children with early-life stunting? A longitudinal study for Peru