Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla

Head of Latin American and Caribbean Program, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Dr. Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla joined IFPRI as a visiting Senior Research Fellow in 2012 and in 2017 he was named Head of the LAC Program. He received a PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, as well as an MA in Economics and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Diaz-Bonilla has more than 40 years of professional experience working on development and poverty issues, including grass-roots work, academic activities, consulting work, and positions of institutional leadership in international organisations and governments. He has resided and worked for extended periods in different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and has acted as consultant and staff member with several international organisations: United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA), Organization of American States (OAS), and World Bank. He has extensive experience as advisor and consultant to governments in different developing countries on macroeconomic and trade policies, poverty alleviation, and food security programs and extensive involvement in project preparation, financing, and implementation in developing countries, mainly on agricultural and rural development operations. He has led diplomatic and negotiating activities as a senior diplomat for Argentina, focusing on agricultural trade issues in bilateral, regional, and multilateral negotiations. Dr. Diaz-Bonilla served as a member of the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) for almost nine years, as well as occupying leadership positions as Chairman and Vice Chairman of several Board Committees responsible for the governance of the Bank. In 2017 he was elected Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Agronomy and Veterinary of Argentina.


30 October 2018
Migration policies interact with trade through different and complex channels. Large-scale deportations of Central American nationals from the US, and considering only the remittances and trade channels, will affect adversely Central American countries’ GDP, fiscal accounts, and poverty levels...

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26 October 2016
Les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) incluent des engagements à éradiquer la faim et la malnutrition d’ici 2030. Comment les politiques relatives au commerce et aux marchés peuvent-elles aider à réaliser ces objectifs ? Le Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030, adopté l’an...
18 October 2016
At the UN General Assembly last month, world leaders reiterated their commitment to the 2030 Agenda – including commitments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on ending hunger and malnutrition. How can policies on trade and markets now help to achieve these objectives? The 2030 Agenda for...
18 October 2016
La Agenda de Desarrollo Sostenible 2030 , aprobada el año pasado en Nueva York, establece un compromiso innovador para todos los países: eliminar el hambre y “todas las formas de malnutrición” para el año 2030. El presente artículo examina cómo las políticas que afectan el comercio y los mercados...

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