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Adriana Camacho

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Senior Economist - Consultant, United Nations Development Programme

Full Biography

Adriana Camacho received her Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University in 2007. She serves as consultant in the position of Senior Economist for the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribean at UNDP, where she leads, on behalf of UNDP, the joint project with the World Bank of High-frequency Surveys to evaluate the impacts of COVID -19 in 23 Latin American countries. She is also an Associate Professor at the Economics Department from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). She has been an academic advisor for several ongoing projects led by the Direction of Impact Evaluation and Policy Learning at CAF. She served for the Colombian Government as Director of Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies at the Department of National Planning. For the last three years, she has been part of the poverty experts commission for the Department of Statistics in Colombia. She has held visiting research positions at Center for Global Development (Washington DC), World Bank- Latin America Chief Economist office (Washington DC), DIW (Berlin). She was the editor of the Desarrollo y Sociedad Journal and now serves as invited editor for the Latin American Economic Review. She has carried out evaluations of social programs and their direct impacts on health and education, as well as its indirect effects on informality, political participation, and crime, among others. She has studied the impact of the conflict on health, demographics, and business activity. Her research has been published in international journals such as the American Economic Review pp, Lancet, Journal of Health Economics, American Economic Journal:Policy, among others.