Dr. Catherine Honeyman is an expert in education quality, employment, and entrepreneurship with extensive experience leading research and policy analysis, as well as providing technical assistance in a variety of developing country contexts, including Rwanda, Colombia, Pakistan, Algeria, and El Salvador. She is currently World Learning's Senior Youth Workforce Specialist, providing organizational leadership and technical assistance to development projects in the areas of formal and non-formal education programming, youth workforce development, employment, and entrepreneurship, and fostering youth leadership for community development. Dr. Honeyman also holds a Senior Fellow appointment at the Duke Center for International Development, Duke University.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Honeyman led research and policy work in the areas of education and youth livelihoods as Managing Director of Ishya Consulting Ltd. In this capacity, Dr. Honeyman served as a consultant for the UNESCO-International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) developing guidance for education policy makers around the world on improving education quality via the UNESCO/IIEP Learning Portal. Her other education quality-related work for Ishya Consulting included political economy analysis and national policy development to promote emergent, early, higher-order, and adult literacy development in Rwanda, among other projects.
Dr. Honeyman has also worked extensively in supporting youth, workforce development, and entrepreneurship programming, including support to the USAID/Global Communities project Higa Ubeho/Social Services for Vulnerable Populations and USAID/EDC project Akazi Kanoze/Work Well Done in Rwanda, and work with the rural secondary school system Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial in Colombia. She has published a number of academic articles, research reports, and other publications on youth, education, and workforce development, including her book, The Orderly Entrepreneur: Youth, Education, and Governance in Rwanda.
Dr. Honeyman holds a PhD in comparative and international education with a minor in business and applied economics, a master's degree in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin, and a bachelor's degree in social studies from Harvard University. She speaks English, French, Spanish, and Kinyarwanda.
Expertise: education quality, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), employment, entrepreneurship, youth workforce development, youth leadership, community development, soft skills, monitoring and evaluation, research
Equipping Diverse Youth to Thrive: New Insights on Skills Development, Inclusion, and Measurement
A Capacity Building and Research Collaboration: University of Anbar (Iraq) with World Learning and Purdue University
New Scholars Committee (NSC) Essentials: Jobs Beyond Academia: Prospects, Opportunities, and Challenges
Book Launch: Life skills Education for Youth: Critical Perspectives