Marcelo Giugale, the World Bank Director of Economic Policy and Poverty Reduction Programs for Africa, spoke to the Upper School student body on April 2, 2013, about new and previously unimagined tools available to governments to reduce poverty.
Marcelo Giugale is the World Bank’s Director of Economic Policy and Poverty Reduction Programs for Africa. An international development leader, he has more than twenty-five years of experience in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Latin-America and Africa, where he led senior-level policy dialogue and over $25 billion in lending operations across the development spectrum. He has published widely on economic policy, finance, development economics, business, agriculture and applied econometrics. He was the chief editor of collections of policy notes published for the presidential transitions in Mexico (2000), Colombia (2002), Ecuador (2003), Bolivia (2006) and Peru (2006). His opinion editorials are published in the leading newspapers and blog-sites of Africa, Latin-America and United States. He received decorations from the governments of Bolivia and Peru, and taught at the American University in Cairo, The London School of Economics and the Universidad Católica Argentina. A citizen of Argentina and Italy, he holds a Ph.D and a MS in Economics from The London School of Economics, and a BA in Economics from Universidad Católica Argentina.
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