Facundo is the Program Leader and Lead Economist for Human Development in Brazil, where he leads and oversees engagements in the education, health, social protection and labor sectors with national, state and municipal governments.
He joined the World Bank in 2007, and has since been providing policy advice, developing operational solutions, delivering technical assistance and conducting policy research across both low and middle-income settings. His main areas of expertise are poverty reduction and social protection programs, labor markets, and socio-economic inclusion of disadvantaged groups, including refugee and gender inequality issues. His global experience spans the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South and East Asia and the Pacific.
Prior to joining the World Bank he lived in India and worked on community development projects. Facundo is a Fulbright alumni, holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree in Economics from UCLA, and a summa cum laude Bachelor's degree in Economics from the National University of Cuyo, Argentina.