Javier González is Director of SUMMA. He is also an Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge. He has been senior consultant to UNESCO, The World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and OXFAM, among other international institutions. He has been Cabinet Advisor on Education and Innovation Policy to the Chilean Ministry of Finance, Executive Secretary to the Ministers’ Council for Advanced Human Capital Formation, and Director of Studies at the Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT).
SUMMA is the first Education Research and Innovation Laboratory for Latin America and the Caribbean. It was created in 2016 by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Fundación Chile, with the support of the Education Ministries of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panamá, Peru and Uruguay. In 2018, the Ministries of Guatemala, Honduras and Panama also joined SUMMA.