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Mario G. Picon

Director, The Governance Action Hub Results for Development

Dr. Mario G. Picon is director of The Governance Action Hub, a new Results for Development (R4D) initiative to explore and expand the frontiers of what is possible in governance reforms by actively involving local stakeholders in the solution of concrete challenges, and the pursuit of common goals. This program builds on the learnings from the Leveraging transparency to reduce corruption initiative of R4D and Brookings Institution, which Mario has led over the last five years. His 20-year experience in international development has been focused in bringing diverse perspectives, evidence use strategies and system approaches to challenges in governance, health, education, rural development, and more. He has held roles at 3ie, the World Bank, Brookings, FAO, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has a doctorate in Public Policy for the University of Maryland, a master’s in Agricultural Economics and in Demography for the Pennsylvania State University and is an economist from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.