Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Inter-American Development Bank Speakers on Reinventing the Center in Latin America and the Caribbean Thursday

"Governing to Deliver: Reinventing the Center of Government in Latin America and the Caribbean"

Carlos Santiso, Division Chief, and Mariano Lafuente, Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank

Carlos Santiso is the Division Chief for the Institutional Capacity of the State Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to joining the IDB, he was the Sector Manager of the Governance Division at the African Development Bank, based in Tunis since 2007. He previously served as a governance and public finance advisor to the United Kingdom Department for International Development (2002-2007), a senior programme officer at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (1996-2000), as well as an adviser at the French Prime Minister’s Office (1995-96). He has worked in over a dozen countries in Africa and Latin America for as many organizations in different capacities, including as a consultant. A graduate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris, Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, he has written extensively on democracy, governance and aid. His most recent book, The Political Economy of Government Auditing, was published in 2009 by Routledge.

Mariano Lafuente is Senior Specialist in Public Management at the IDB. He led and participated in projects and studies in most of the Latin America and Caribbean countries, both at national and subnational levels. He specializes in human resources of the state management, center of government reforms and management for results. He previously served as a Specialist in Public Management for Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Bank. He has a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a BA in Political Science from the Universidad Católica Argentina.
The CISSM Forum/Development Circle is held from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  in 1203 Van Munching Hall College Park, MD 20742