His former positions include (i) Senior Policy Analyst in a UNESCO-based team that issues the annual Education for All Global Monitoring Reports, (ii) Head of Multilateral Affairs in the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and (iii) Policy Coordinator for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning in the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs. Having participated in OECD- and EU-networks, Jan sees international comparison as an important means to understand and improve the functioning of education, health and other public service systems.
Van Ravens, J. (2011). Programa de Inversiones en la Primera Infancia en Panama. UNICEF Office, Panama City
Van Ravens, J. (2010). Fair Play. A financially feasible plan for equal access to Early Childhood Programs in the Republic of Macedonia. UNICEF Office, Slopje
Van Ravens, J. (2009). Holistic early childhood development for all in Indonesia: Supporting communities to close the gap. UNICEF Office, Jakarta
Van Ravens, J. (2009). Early Childhood Development in Nepal: Expansion, inclusion, quality. A study to support the further development of Nepal’s national policy for early childhood. UNICEF Office, Kathmandu
Van Ravens, J. (2008). Scenarios for Early Childhood Development in Armenia. Financial and legal analysis of National Preschool Education Programmes, Policies and Strategies in the Republic of Armenia. UNICEF Office, Yerevan
Van Ravens, J. (2008). Expanding ECCE in Bangladesh: It can be done. UNESCO Office, Dhaka
Van Ravens, J., & Aggio, C. (2008). Expanding early childhood care and education: How much does it cost? A proposal for a methodology to estimate the costs of ECCE at macro-level, applied to the Arab States. Bernard van Leer Foundation, The Hague.
Van Ravens, J., & Aggio, C. (2006). The costs and the funding of non-formal literacy programmes in Brazil, Burkina Faso and Uganda, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg
Van Ravens, J., & Aggio, C. (2005). The costs of Goal 4 and LIFE. Estimation of the costs of improving literacy rates by 50%. Commissioned paper for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (4th edition).
Van Ravens, J. (2002). Towards a framework for assessment practices in the context of work and learning: Measuring human competence. In: Lifelong Learning: Which Ways Forward? Ed. Danielle Colardyn, Lemma, Utrecht
Van Ravens, J. (2001). Adult learning in the knowledge society. In: The Economics and Financing of Adult Learning. Ed. Madhu Singh, UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg
Van Ravens, J. (1998). The Franchise Model: Refinancing higher education for lifelong learning. In: European Journal of Education (33,1) Paris
* It concerns the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macedonia, Nepal, Nigeria, Panama, Romania, Serbia and Tanzania.