Professor David Bloom
Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography
and Acting Chair of the Department of Population and International
Health at Harvard University's School of Public Health.
Professor Bloom is also Research Associate at the National Bureau
of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he serves
as a member of three research programs: Labour Studies, Ageing,
and Health Economics. A principal coauthor (with Henry Rosovsky)
of Higher Education in Developing Countries: Peril and Promise and
co-director (with Joel Cohen) of an American Academy of Arts and
Sciences project on universal basic and secondary education.
River Path Associates
David Steven is managing director of UK knowledge consultancy,
River Path Associates. He provides policy advice for a number of
public and private sector organisations, including the UK Foreign
and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development,
British Council, and various multilateral organisations. An experienced
facilitator, he has run conferences on democracy and science, global
tourism, and international relations. He has published widely, on
subjects such as the HIV/AIDS pandemic, health and technology, and
the knowledge economy. He worked as editor on the Task Force's report,
Peril and Promise, and River Path continues to host and maintain
the Task Force's website, www.tfhe.net.