Adjunct Professor - Global Human Development
Ana-Maria Arriagada is a senior-level international development practitioner with extensive experience in the areas of social protection and safety nets, education, and health and nutrition. Her recent work focuses on scaling up alternative models to deliver social services to poor women and children in developing countries, especially in Indonesia and South Africa. Dr. Arriagada worked at the World Bank for 26 years concentrating on policy research, strategy and program design, implementation and evaluation, and organizational management. She held several senior technical and managerial positions including Social Protection Sector Manager and, later, Director for the Human Development Department for the Latin America and the Caribbean region. She twice received the World Bank’s President “Excellence Award” for cutting-edge work with country clients, pioneering innovative approaches to program design, implementation and management, including community managed schools and transparent financial management of social expenditures and poverty programs. She currently works with several international organizations and non-profits, and is a senior advisor for the Results for Development Institute. Dr. Arriagada holds a BA from the Catholic University of Chile—her native country, and an MA and PhD in Economics from American University.