Tiago Cordeiro, a Brazilian national, completed his undergraduate studies in International Affairs at the University of Brasilia and holds an MBA in Project Management from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. From 2012 to 2017, he worked as a consultant and as an operations analyst at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Brazil office, contributing to the design and management of projects in the citizen security, environment and tourism sectors. For example, he collaborated in the design of a new public service in the state of Rio Grande do Sul that promotes educational and professional advancement for at-risk youth through the establishment of reference centers. At the IDB, Tiago was also responsible for promoting the use of Business Intelligence strategies and led the effort to establish performance indicators for the IDB’s local operations team. Previously, Tiago was the International Affairs Advisor of the Palmares Cultural Foundation, a federal agency that promotes Afro-Brazilian culture and defends the rights and territories of slave-descendant communities. Among other initiatives, he helped organize Brazil’s participation in the World Festival of Black Arts in Senegal. Tiago has also worked as an English teacher and Portuguese-English translator. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish and has working knowledge of French. As a student in the GHD Program, Tiago seeks to improve his understanding of the concepts and instruments used to analyze, design and implement sustainable and integrated public policies and results-driven projects. He hopes to continue working in international development and to play an increasingly influential role in the field.
Tiago de Barros Cordeiro
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