M.A., International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
B.Sc., Economics and Business Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 1998
Ignacio Fiestas is an economist with more than 10 years of experience as policy specialist in poverty, growth, and private sector development policy. He has provided technical advice and managed large projects involving private sector development and rural economics in Africa and Latin America. He is the M4P Expert for DFID’s Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Programme in Ethiopia and DFID’s Market Development (MADE) Programme in Ghana. He has contributed to and helped manage DFID’s Private Sector Development Strategy Programme in Sierra Leone, the World Bank’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Project, and IFC’s SME Ventures Program.
Mr. Fiestas has also worked with governments on policies that strengthen the private sector and promote rural development, and supported donors in assessing constraints on investment and business development. He was a coauthor of Operationalising Pro-Poor Growth, a joint study by the World Bank and DFID of the economic growth experience of developing countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
Private sector development, rural economics, economic development and poverty reduction
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