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Gerardo Berthin, Ph.D.



Gerardo Berthin has nearly 20 years of experience, as a program officer/director/manager and/or technical advisor for various large and complex policy reform programs in democracy and governance. As a practitioner he has worked in Africa, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe for both UNDP and USAID and has extensive experience in the governance and public policy reform field, particularly as related to topics such as local governance, decentralization, transparency and accountability, as well as citizen participation.

He has conducted several governance assessments, to incorporate activities into donor and/or government strategies in nearly 40 countries around the world. He is the author and co-author of more than 12 UNDP national human development reports worldwide and numerous books, technical manuals, journal articles and capacity building workshops. He has done consultancies for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation, among others.

Dr. Berthin is a graduate in International Politics from George Washington University (Washington D.C.), he holds two Masters Degrees: one in Political Science, the other in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University (Washington D.C.) and a Second one from the University of Chicago respectively. He is a Certified Trainer from the United Nations Staff College in Turin-Italy and a Certificate from Harvard University/J.F.K School of Government on Leadership in Development to Manage Political & Economic Reform.  He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at various universities in the United States, Europe and Latin America.