Governance and Decentralization Policy Adviser
Bureau for Development Policy/UNDP Regional Service Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean
Gerardo Berthin has been the Regional Policy Governance and Decentralization Adviser at the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean since 2009.
Mr. Berthin has nearly two decades working in the international development field in nearly 40 countries, primarily with UNDP and USAID. Mr. Berthin brings a wealth of experience in the area of governance reform and policy, including design, management and evaluation of strategic project and initiatives. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Berthin served as a Senior Governance Technical Adviser of Casals & Associates Inc., a private consulting firm in Washington D.C. From 2001 to 2002, he was a Senior International Development Adviser of the International Executive Service Corps in Washington D.C.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Berthin held positions as Programme Officer and Adviser for UNDP in New York, Bulgaria and Bolivia, where he was responsible for designing, managing, implementing and evaluating a portfolio of governance programmes and strategic initiatives. Before joining UNDP in 1994, Mr. Berthin worked as a researcher for Development Associates Inc., as private consulting firm in the Washington D.C. area.
Mr. Berthin holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago, another MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, and a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University, USA. In addition, he has a Certificate from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, for Leaders in Development to Manage Political and Economic Reform.
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