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Rodrigo Salvado



As deputy director, Development Policy and Finance, Rodrigo leads a team in charge of developing and executing innovative and technically-solid approaches to maximizing the allocation and delivery of external development finance for better health and equitable human development around the world. He also manages the foundation’s engagement with bilateral and multilateral financing institutions to advance common strategic priorities; and to support our program and policy teams for operating effectively in the global development context.

Before joining the foundation, Rodrigo worked for the African Development Bank Group where he was in charge of the Performance Based Allocation System of the African Development Fund and the coordination of the Annual Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA). He also provided support to the design and implementation of the African Financial Markets Initiative AFMI and the Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership. Prior to his job at the AfDB, Rodrigo worked as a policy analyst for the Center for International Development at Harvard University and as a senior financial officer at the Central American Bank for Economic Integration in Honduras.

He holds a Master in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Master in Economics from the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros in Madrid, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina.


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