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José Cuesta

The World Bank

Poverty Reduction and Equity

1818 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20433, USA

tel. (202) 473 7781 • fax. (202) 522 3283

jcuesta@worldbank.org

http://www.worldbank.org/poverty

Georgetown University

Georgetown Institute of Public Policy

37th and O Streets NW, 100 Old North
Washington, DC 20057

tel. (202) 687-5932 • fax. (202) 687-5544

jac348@georgetown.edu http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/jac348/



Education

 Ph.D. in Economics, Oxford University (UK). 2001.

 M.Sc. in Development Economics, Oxford University (UK). 1996.



  • B.Sc. in Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). 1995.

  • Erasmus Program Visiting Student, Warwick University (UK). 1993-94. B.Sc. in Economics.

  • Visiting Academic, Universidad de Chile (Chile). April-July 1998. Department of Economics.



Research Interests

 Development Economics; Poverty and Inequality; Conflict and Culture; Food Security; Analytics of Public Policy



Work Experience


Affiliated Professor, Georgetown University, Public Policy Institute, Washington, US, Since 2009.

Senior Economist, World Bank, Washington, U.S. Since 2010.

Senior Research Economist, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, U.S., 2005-2010.

Assistant Professor in Development Economics, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands, 2002-2005.

Economist, United Nations Development Programme, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2001-2002.

Tutor in Development Economics, Hertford College at University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 1998-2000.



Teaching Experience

Georgetown University, Public Policy Institute, Affiliated Professor, Graduate Courses, Since 2009

School of Foreign Service, Undergraduate Courses, 2009-2010

Economics of Conflict and Violence, Lectures.

Supervision responsibilities.

Institute of Social Studies. Assistant Professor, Graduate School. 2002-2005

Economic, Social and Environmental Project Analysis, Lectures and workshops.

Human Development and Poverty Alleviation, Lectures and workshops.

Micro and Macroeconomic Analysis of Development, Lectures.

Introductory Statistics, Lectures.

Facultad Latino-Americana de Ciencias Sociales. Professor. Graduate School. 2002, 2005

Econometrics, Lectures and workshops.

Poverty, Inequality and Structural Adjustment, Lectures and workshops.

Universidad Autónoma Nacional de Honduras. Invited Professor. Graduate School. 2001.

Topics on Development, Seminars.

University of Oxford. Tutor. BA. 1998-2000

Tutor in Development Economics, Tutorials.
Publications

Books

[1] “Creating Jobs in Africa’s Fragile States” Directions in Development, 2013, Washington DC: The World Bank (with N. Dudwick, D. Madani and R Srinivasan)

[2] “The Socioeconomics of HIV/AIDS in Honduras” Berlin: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, December 2010, (with M. Aviles)

[3] “Social Policies, Inequality and Machismo in Chile: A Chronicle of Redistribution to the Poor and the Middle Classes in the Early Concertación Administrations” Berlin: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. December 2009.


International Peer Reviewed Journals

[4] Social Security Distortions onto the Labor Market: Estimates for Colombia, Journal of Policy Modeling forthcoming 2012 (with M. Oliveira)

[5] Theory and Empirics of Democracy and Crime Revisited: How Much Further Can We Go with Existing Data and Methodologies? American Journal of Economics and Sociology Forthcoming 2013

[6] Equity in Education Spending in Thailand, Development Policy Review, Forthcoming 2013 (with Lucia Madrigal)

[7] Resource Scarcity from an Economic Perspective, Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law, Forthcoming 2013

[8] Food Security and Public Spending in Agriculture in Bolivia: Putting Money Where Your Mouth Is? Food Policy, Volume 40, pp. 1–13. (with S. Edmeades and L. Madrigal)

[9] A Nutritious New World: Will the World Nutritiously Feed its Growing Population? European Journal of Development Research, 2013, Volume 25, No. 1, pp. 1–4.

[10] The Effects of Trust on Victimization in Colombia, Journal of Peace Research, 2012, Volume 49, Issue 6, pp. 833–846. (with E. Alda)

[11] Soccer and National Culture: Estimating the Impact of Violence on Twenty Two Lads after a Ball, Applied Economics 2012, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp. 147-161 2011 (with C. Bohorquez).

[12] Using Pseudo-panels to Estimate Income Mobility in Latin America, Review of Income and Wealth, 2011, Series 57, No. 2, pp. 224–46 (with H. Ñopo and G. Pizzolito).

[13] Hearts, Minds and Words in Afghanistan. Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica, 2011, Volume 11, No. 2, pp. 50–6 (with E. Alda)

[14] A Qualitative Analysis of Policymaking on the Food Crisis in the Andean Region. Preparing for the Next Food Crisis. European Journal of Development Research, 2011, Volume 23, No. 1, pp. 72­­–93.

[15] Music to My Ears: The (Many) Socioeconomic Benefits of Music Training Programs, Applied Economic Letters, 2011, Volume 18, Issue 10, pages 915-918

[16] A Comprehensive Estimation of the Costs of Crime in South Africa and its Implications for Effective Policy Making. Journal of International Development, 2011, Volume 23, pp. 926–35 (with E. Alda).

[17] Estimating Recall Bias without Gold Standards: Job Tenure in Colombia. Applied Economic Letters, 2011, Volume 18, No. 8, pp. 703–9 (with C. Bohorquez)

[18] How Much of a Threat to Economic Growth is a Mature Epidemic? Applied Economics, 2010, Volume 42(24): 3070–89.

[19] On the Micro-foundations of Contract versus Conflict with Implications for International Peace-Making. International Journal of Development and Conflict, 2010, Volume 2, Num. 2, pp. 1–16, (with M. Murshed)

[20] Distributive Impacts of the Food Price Crisis in the Andean Region. Journal of International Development. 2010 Volume 22, Issue 7, pp. 846–65.

[21] Honduras y Niger, Quien Sigue en el Teatro Internacional? Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica, 2011, Volume 10, No. 3: 115–23.

[22] ‘Knowledge’ or Knowledgeable Banks? International Financial Institutions Generation of Knowledge in Times of Crisis", Development Policy Review, 2010. Volume 28, Num. 1, pp. 43-62.

[23] ‘Acrobacias Presidenciales y la Avaricia de la Elite: Crónicas Anunciadas y No Contadas de Honduras, Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, 2010, Volume 10, Num. 1, pp. 110-117.

[24] Ex-Ante Simulations of Direct and Indirect Effects of Welfare Reforms. Review of Income and Wealth, 2007,Volume 53, 4, pp. 645-72, (with J. Ponce).

[25] On More Ambitious Conditional Cash Transfers, Social Protection and Permanent Reduction of Poverty. Journal of International Development. 2007, Volume 19, pp. 1016-19.

[26] Child Malnutrition and the Provision of Water and Sanitation in the Philippines. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 2007, Volume 12, 2, pp. 125-57.

[27] Political Space, Pro-Poor Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy in Honduras. Journal of Latin American Studies. 2007, Volume 39, 2, pp. 329-354.

[28] ¿Contribuye la Ayuda al Desarrollo a Reducir la Desigualdad? Revista de Economía Mundial, 2006, Volume 15, pp. 303-333 (with M. González & J. Larrú).

[29] The Distributive Consequences of Machismo: A Simulation Analysis of Intrahousehold Discrimination. Journal of International Development, 2006, Volume 18, pp.1065-1080.

[30] Determinantes Socioeconómicos en la Lucha contra la Malaria en Honduras. Población y Salud en Mesoamérica, 2006, Volume 4, 1, pp. 1-26 (with M. Avilés)

[31] Mortalidad Infantil, Equidad y Eficiencia: Un Análisis Costo-Efectivo de Alcanzar la Meta del Milenio en Ecuador. European Journal of Development Research,,2006, Volume 18, 2, pp. 179-202 (with J. R. Vos, M. León, R. Lucio & J. Rosero).

[32] From Economicist to Culturalist Development Theories: How Strong is the Relation Between Cultural Aspects and Economic Development?. European Journal of Development Research, 2004,Volume 16, 4, pp. 868-891.

[33] Social Transfers as a Determinant of Intrahousehold Distribution of Resources in Chile. Journal of Income Distribution, 2004, Volume13, Issue 1/2, pp 76-104

[34] Sida, Crecimiento Económico y la Inicativa HIPC en Honduras. Revista Centroamericana de Economía, 2001, Nos. 59-60.



Chapters in Books

[35] “The Micro-foundations of Social Contracts, Civil Conflicts and International Peace-Making” (with M. Murshed) in T.

Bruck, P. Justino and P. Verwimp (eds.) Micro-Level Perspective on the Dynamics of Conflict, Violence and



Development. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming 2013

[36] “Analyzing the Distributive Effects of Fiscal Policies: How to Prepare (Analytically) for the Next Crisis?” (with J. Martinez-Vazquez) in B. Moreno-Dobson (eds). Is Fiscal Policy the Solution?. Chapter 5, 171-212. Washington, DC: The World Bank.

[37] “Social Capital, Crime and Welfare: The Cases of Colombia and Honduras” in M. Cox (ed.) The Paradox of Social Capital:  Fueling Conflict and Building Peace through Trust and Networks. Chapter 3, pp. 37-56. London: Routledge. 2009

[38] “Income Mobility in Latin America: A Pseudo-Panel Approach” (with H. Ñopo & G. Pizzolitto) in Marilyn M. Watkins (ed.) World Poverty Issues. Chapter 5, pp. 123-38. New York: Novapublishers. 2008.

[39] “La Participación de los Independientes en el Sistema de Seguridad Social en Peru” in FIAP (editor) El Futuro de las Pensiones: Desarrollo de Programas de Capitalizacion Individual, Chapter 5, pp. 191-202. 2008.

[40] "El Costo de la Corrupcion para la Gobernalidad y el Desarrollo." Informe Nacional de Transparencia 2007. Ed. Comision Nacional de Transparencia de Honduras. Tegucilgalpa, Honduras: CNA, 2007.

[41] “From Economicist to Culturalist Development Theories: How Strong is the Relation Between Cultural Aspects and Economic Development” in GTZ Culture and Development. Cases from Latin America. Chapter 4, pp. 81-107. Eschborn: GTZ Series. August 2007. Reprinted from article in European Journal of Development Research.

[42] The More Difficult Is Yet To Come: Pro-Poor Growth in Honduras. Stockholm: Sida-ISS. February 2005.

[43] “Health” (with R. Vos, M. León, R. Lucio & J. Rosero) in World Bank/IADB Ecuador: Creating Fiscal Space for Poverty Reduction, Volume 2, Chapter 4, pp. 67-124. November 2004.

[44] “Honduras: Crecimiento Exportador, Distribución y Pobreza” (with M. Sanchez), in E. Ganuza, S. Morley, S. Robinson & R. Vos (eds). Quién se Beneficia del Libre Comercio? Promoción de Exportaciones y Pobreza en América Latina y el Caribe en los 90, Chapter 13, pp. 371-96. New York: UNDP. May 2004.

[45] Learning by Doing: The Experience of the Poverty Reduction Strategy in Honduras. Stockholm: Sida-ISS. Jan 2004.

[46] “Efectos Indirectos del Gasto Social en la Generación de Ingresos en el Ecuador” (with J. Ponce & M. León), in Vos, R. (ed.) ¿Quién Se Beneficia del Gasto Social en el Ecuador? Chapter 5, pp. 71-88. Quito: SIISE. 2003.

[47] “¿Quién se Beneficia del Gasto Social en el Ecuador?” (with J. Ponce, M. León W. Brborich), in Vos, R. (ed.), Quién Se Beneficia del Gasto Social en el Ecuador? Chapter 4, pp. 47-70. Quito: SIISE. 2003.

[48] “Extending Coverage in Multi-Pillar Pension Systems” (with Holzmann, R., T. Packard), in Holzmann, R. & J. Stiglitz (eds.), New Ideas About Old Age Security. Towards Sustainable Pension Systems in the 21st Century. Chapter 13, pp. 452-84. Washington DC: World Bank. January 2001.


Working Papers, Reports and Invited Research Series

[49] “Feeding Five Billion Asians: A Socioeconomic Perspective”, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6328, January 2013

[50] “How Pro-poor and Progressive is Social Spending in Zambia?” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6052, April 2012 (with P. Kabaso and P. Suarez-Becerra)

[51] “Equality of Opportunities and Fiscal Incidence in Cote d’Ivoire” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6048, April 2012 (with A. Abras, A. Hoyos and A. Narayan)

[52] “Equality of Opportunities, Redistribution and Fiscal Policies: The Case of Liberia” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series 5801, September 2011 (with A. Abras)

[53] “Labor Market Transitions and Social Security in Colombia” World Bank Working Paper Series 5650, May 2011 (with C. Bohorquez)

[54] “Food Insecurity and Public Agricultural Spending in Bolivia: Putting Money Where Your Mouth Is?” World Bank Working Paper Series 5604, March 2011 (with S. Edmeades and L. Madrigal)

[55] “Social Security Distortions onto the Labor Market: Estimates for Colombia” World Bank Working Paper Series 5390. July 2010 (with M. Olivera)

[56] “Impacto del Incremento de Precios de Alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe: La Experiencia de los Países Andinos” Inter-American Development Bank, Research Working Paper, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Paper 674. March 2009 (with F. Jaramillo)

[57] “Information, Externalities and Socioeconomics of Malaria in Honduras”, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Working Paper 670, February 2009 (with M.Avilés)

[58] “The Micro-foundations of Social Contracts, Civil Conflicts and International Peace-Making” Inter-American Development Bank, Research Working Paper 644, August 2008 (with M. Murshed)

[59] “Rising Food Prices and Poverty in Latin America: Effects of the 2006-2008 Price Surge” Inter-American Development Bank Working Paper, May 2008 (with M. Robles and S. Duryea)

[60] “Crime, Social Capital and Public Interventions: the Case of Calí” Economic and Sector Study Series, Inter-American Development Bank, March 2007 (with E. Alda).

[61] “Socioeconomic Aspects of Malaria in Honduras: Towards an Effective Agenda”. Economic and Sector Study Series, Inter-American Development Bank, May 2005 (with M. Avilés).

[62] “Simulating Progressive Social Transfers: Gas Subsidies and Solidarity Bonds in Ecuador”. ISS Working Paper No. 393. The Hague: ISS. 2004 (with J. Ponce & M. León).

[63] “PRSP: ¿Nuevas Siglas o Nuevas Ideas para la Reducción de la Pobreza?”, Serie Análisis, Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Estratégicos. Madrid: RIE. 2004.

[64] “Poverty and Social Impact Analysis. The Possible Effects of Electrical Privatisation in Honduras”. Poverty and Social Impact Analysis Series, 2. London: Department for International Development, UK. 2003 (with M. González).

[65] “Acuerdos de Libre Comercio Estados Unidos-Centroamérica: Preludio de la Batalla por las Américas”. Serie Análisis, Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Estratégicos. Madrid: RIE. 2003.

[66] “The Effects of Economic Adjustment in Democratic Legitimacy in Honduras”. ISS Working Paper Series No. 366. 2003. The Hague: ISS.

[67] “Crecimiento Exportador y Distribución del Ingreso en Honduras”. Colección Desarrollo Humano Sostenible 5. 2002. Tegucigalpa: UNDP.

[68] “AIDS, Economic Growth and the HIPC Initiative in Honduras”. WIDER Discussion Paper 2001/79. Helsinki: WIDER. 2001.

[69] “The Economic Value of a Passport: A Model of Citizenship and the Social Dividend in a Global Economy” QEH Working Papers 4. Oxford University. 1997 (with E.V.K. FitzGerald)


Periodicals

[70] Food Price Watch, Year 4, Issue 13, March 2013, The World Bank.

[71] Food Price Watch, Year 3, Issue 12, November 2012, The World Bank.

[72] Food Price Watch, Year 3, Issue 11, August 2012, The World Bank

[73] Food Price Watch, Year 3, Issue 10, April 2012, The World Bank

[74] Food Price Watch, Year 3, Issue 9, January 2012, The World Bank

[75] Food Price Watch, Year 2, Issue 8, November 2011, The World Bank

[76] Food Price Watch, Year 2, Issue 7, August 2011, The World Bank


Op-Eds, Blogs

[77] High Food Prices and the Global Epidemic of Obesity http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/high-food-prices-and-the-global-epidemic-of-obesity, 28 March 2013

[78] Does Social Media Creates (or Destroys) Social Capital? http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/does-social-media-create-or-destroy-social-capital, 10 December 2012

[79] Food Prices Still Critical Concern: 5 Questions for Economist José Cuesta http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/food-prices-still-critical-concern-5-questions-for-economist-jos-cuesta, 29 November 2012


[80] Where is Food Security Really on the Global Policy Agenda? http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/blogs/jose-cuesta, 15 October 2012

[81] Food Prices Are Soaring: 5 Questions for Economist José Cuesta, http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/food-prices-soaring-5-questions-for-economist-jose-cuesta, 30 August 2012.

[82] Timing is Everything: Are We Heading to a New Global Food Crisis? http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/timing-is-everything-are-we-heading-to-a-new-global-food-price-crisis, 8 August 2012

[83] Presidential Sommersaults and Elite’s Greed: The Foretold and Untold Chronicles of Honduras, Foreign Policy Journal, http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2009/09/18/presidential-somersaults-and-elite%e2%80%99s-greed-in-honduras/, 18 September 2009

[84] “Are policymakers better equipped for the next food crisis?”, www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/3848, 7 August 2009, Geneva.

[85] “Hacia dónde vamos en la lucha contra la pobreza en Honduras” El Heraldo, 7 December 2003. Tegucigalpa.

[86] “La amenaza del VIH/SIDA en el desarrollo de Honduras” El Heraldo, 30 November 2003. Tegucigalpa.

[87] “El libre comercio en Honduras y la batalla por las Américas” El Heraldo, 19 November 2003. Tegucigalpa.

[88] “La economía de Honduras requiere un milagro”, El Heraldo, 19 January 2001, Tegucigalpa.

Work in Progress
 Redistribution and Military Coups in Honduras

 Conflict and Food Crises

 Equality of Opportunities and Education in Liberia

 Fiscal Policies, Redistribution and Opportunities

● A Global Food Price Crisis Monitoring System: Calibrating a Crisis

Labor Transitions in Colombia



Selected Presentations at Conferences and Seminars
 Social Spending, Distribution and Equality of Opportunities (March 22, 2013) Fiscal Policy, Equity and Long-Term

Growth in Developing Countries Conference, World Bank-IMF Joint Conference, Washington DC.

 Food Challenges in Asia (September 27, 2012) Feeding the World: Asia Prospects of Plenty, Economist Conferences,

● Food Prices and Poverty (September 13, 2012) World Bank Briefing to Capitol Hill

● Food Insecurity in Bolivia (January 18, 2012) FAO International Symposium on Food and Nutrition Security

 Food Insecurity and Agricultural Policies in Bolivia (June 15, 2011) LACEA Network on Inequality and Poverty, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

 Equality of Opportunities in Education in Liberia (March 16, 2011) International Seminar on Equality of Opportunities, Monrovia, Liberia.

 Social Development Through Music (February 10, 2011) Harvard University, The Venezuelan Legacy Series: Social

Development Through Music Education: The Role of Multinational Organizations

 Music to My Ears: Development Programs Through Music (December 1, 2010) OEA, Washington DC



  • Social Security Distortions on the Colombian Labor Market (November 12, 2010), LACEA XV Annual Meetings, Medellin.

 Eficacia Redistributiva de la Ayuda al Desarrollo (October 29, 2010) Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.

 Distributive Impacts of the Food Price Crisis in the Andean Region (January 29, 2010) ODI, London.

 A Model of Constitutional Coups and Its Welfare Implications in Honduras (November 12, 2009) Georgetown University, US.

 Informality, Social Protection and Preferences in Colombia (May 1, 2009) International Conference on Social Protection, Inter-American Development Bank, US.

 Gender-based Intra-household Discrimination and Poverty: A Simulation Analysis (February 13, 2009) University of Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca. Spain.

 The Food Crisis in the Andean Region (October 10, 2008) OEA, Washington DC.

 Distributive Consequences of Machismo (February 29, 2008) UNDP/Colegio de Mexico. Mexico.

 Violence and Social Capital in Cali (October 5, 2007). LACEA 12th Annual Meeting, Colombia.

 Social Capital, Violence and Institutions in Colombia (June 23, 2007) XI Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics, Reykjavik.

 Threats to Sustained Economic Growth in a HIPC Country: HIV/AIDS and FDI in Honduras (November 1, 2005) LACEA 10th Annual Meeting, Paris.

 From Economicist to Culturalist Development Theories (October 7, 2005) GTZ Workshop on Development and Culture. Santiago de Chile.

 Simulating Progressive Social Transfers: Gas Subsidies and Solidarity Bonds in Ecuador (May 6, 2004) Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

 On the Methodology of Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (Feb. 9, 2003). Department for International Development, London.

 Efectos del Gasto Social en la Decisión de Trabajar (Nov. 13, 2002). Conferencia Magistral del VIII Encuentro de Matemática, Escuela Politécnica Nacional. Quito.

 Poverty and Social Impact Analysis. The Privatisation of Electrical Services in Honduras (Oct 15, 2002) World Bank and DFID Joint Conference on Poverty & Social Impact Analysis. The World Bank. Washington DC.

 Bargaining, Social Transfers and Distribution of Incomes in Chile (July 4, 2002). Third International Congress of European Latino-Americanists. Free University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam.

 Distribución del Ingreso y la Familia en América Latina. (Nov. 21, 2001). XI Congreso Internacional de Profesionales de las Ciencias Económicas. Ciudad de Guatemala.

 AIDS, Economic Growth and the HIPC Initiative in Honduras (Aug. 17, 2001) WIDER International Development Conference on Debt Relief. WIDER-UN, Helsinki.

 Transfers and Poverty in Chile (December 1, 2000), University of Oxford, Oxford.

 Preliminary Econometric Evidence of Participation in the Formal Pension System in Argentina y Chile (Aug 13, 1999) Workshop on Pension Systems in Latin America. World Bank, Washington DC.


Referee Activities

 Co-Editor: European Journal of Development Research

 Editorial Committee: Revista de Economía Mundial

 Referee: American Journal of Agricultural Economics; Applied Economics; Economía, European Journal of Development Research; International Journal of Public Health; Journal of Development Areas; Journal of Population Economics; Revista de Economía Mundial; Review of Income and Wealth; World Development; Routledge.


Affiliations

 Member of the American Economics Association; Asociación de Economía Mundial (Spain); International Association for Research in Income and Wealth; International Society of New Institutional Economics; Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association; Latin American Studies Association.

 Research Associate, Department of Economics, Facultad Latino-Americana de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO, Ecuador. 2005-2008.

 Advisor, Comisión Nacional Anti-Corrupción, Honduras, 2006-2009.



Professional Experience
Operations
[1] Team Member, Ciudades Seguras, US$ 50 million citizen security loan, Honduras, 2012, World Bank, Washington

[2] Team Leader, Food Price Watch, Quarterly report on monitoring of food prices, food security and distributional consequences. Since 2011, World Bank, Washington.

[3] Team Leader, Distributive Analysis of Fiscal Policies, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand. 2010-2012. US$ 350,000 project to support analytical work on the distributive impacts of fiscal policies in developing countries. 5-people team. World Bank, Washington.

[4] Team Member, Job Creation Opportunities in Fragile Countries, Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire, Sudan, 2010-2011. US$ 300,000 project to develop an analytical framework and policy recommendations to increase job creation in fragile countries.

[5] Team Leader, Labor Market and Social Protection in Colombia, Colombia, 2008-2010. US$ 390,000 project to develop an analytical agenda for policy dialogue on the institutional capacity of social protection system in Colombia; its distortions onto the labor market; and its growth and productivity implications.

[6] Team Leader. Social Action Center for the Music, Phase II. Venezuela. 2006-7. US$ 211 million project to support social development of disadvantaged children and youths through musical education. 10-people team. Inter-American Development Bank. Caracas, Washington.

[7] Team Leader. Modernization of Labour Markets in Suriname. 2007. Technical cooperation to strengthen vocational training schemes in Suriname. 4-people team. Inter-American Development Bank. Paramaribo, Washington.

[8] Team Member. Citizen Security Program in Trinidad and Tobago. 2007. US$ 30 million loan in the area of citizen security. Task: Evaluation component and economic analysis. 7-people team. Inter-American Development Bank. Port of Spain, Washington.

[9] Team Leader. Program of Inclusion, Prevention of Violence and Youth Employment in Medellín. Colombia. 2006. Technical cooperation to develop local employment program for youth at risk. 4-people team. Inter-American Development Bank. Medellín, Washington.

[10] Team Leader. Generating Quality Employment and Poverty Reduction in Peru. Peru. 2006. Technical cooperation to identify successful experiences in quality employment generation in Peru. 3-people team.. Inter-American Development Bank. Lima, Washington.

[11] Team Member. Jamaica Youth Program. 2006. US$ 5 million loan to develop transition to work schemes in Jamaica. 4-people team. Task: Evaluation component and economic analysis. Inter-American Development Bank. Kingston, Washington.

[12] Team Member. Citizen Security in Guyana. 2006. US$ 15 million loan in the area of citizen security. Task: Evaluation component. 10-people team. Inter-American Development Bank. Georgetown, Washington.

[13] Team Member. Citizen Security Program in Peru. 2005-6. US$ 30 million loan in the area of citizen security in Peru. Task: Evaluation component and economic analysis. 9-people team. Inter-American Development Bank. Lima, Washington.

[14] Team Member. Foro de Fortalecimiento Democrático. February-December 2001. Advisory work. Task: Economic analysis for a multiple stakeholder coordination and deliberation forum. 5-people team. United Nations Development Programme. Tegucigalpa.

[15] Team Member. June-December 2001. Advisory work on economic policies to other agencies of the UN System in Honduras. 5-people team. United Nations Development Programme. Tegucigalpa.
Administrative

[1] Acting Manager, Division of Poverty Reduction and Equity, World Bank. Washington DC. December 2010, July 2011, August 2012

[2] Short listing and Hiring Committee Panel Member, World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, Since 2008

[3] Acting Manager, Division of Andean Countries, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC. June-July 2009

[4] Country Studies Committee, Member, Inter-American Development Bank. Washington DC. January 2008- current.

[5] Acting Division Chief, Social Protection and Health Division, Washington DC. Dec. 2007-Jan. 2008; Dec. 2005




Languages

 Spanish (native); English (fluent); French (intermediate)




References
Prof. Tony Addison. Chief Economist and Deputy Director of the UN University's World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, FI-00160 Helsinki, Finland. Tel. + 358-(0)9-615 99215, Fax +358-(0)9-615 99333; addison@wider.unu.edu

Prof. Rob Vos. Director, Rural Development and Poverty Reduction, U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy Tel.+39 06 570 54550; rob.vos@fao.org.

Prof. Raj Desai, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 301 Intercultural Center, Washington, DC 20057Tel. 202 687 2925; Fax. 202 687 5116; desair@georgetown.edu


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