Resident Representative a.i for Belize and El Salvador
Stefano Pettinato is the Resident Representative a.i for Belize and El Salvador.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Pettinato was an MDG Policy Adviser in the UNDP Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama where he covered the areas of Poverty Reduction, the Millennium Development Goals and Human Development.
Previously he was a Policy Adviser in UNDP’s Human Development Report Office, and co-authored the 2003 and 2004 editions of the Human Development Report. Prior to UNDP, he worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
While working on development projects, Mr. Pettinato was a consultant for a number of governments and think tanks in Barbados, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago.
He is co-author of Happiness and Hardship: Opportunity and Insecurity in New Market Economies with Carol Graham (Brookings 2002). He has also published several articles and book chapters on poverty, inequality, subjective well-being and social security reform.
He graduated in Development and Public Economics from the University of Florence and obtained a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University with thematic concentration in International Economics and regional concentration in Latin American Studies.