Otaviano Canuto

Otaviano Canuto
  • Senior Advisor on BRICS, Development Economics Department
    World Bank

2007-09, Vice-President, Inter-American Development Bank. With the World Bank: since May 2009, Vice-President and Head, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, a division of more than 700 economists and public sector specialists working on economic policy advice, technical assistance, and lending for reducing poverty in World Bank client countries; provides strategic leadership and direction on economic policy formulation in the area of growth and poverty, debt, trade, gender, and public sector management and governance; involved in managing the Bank's overall interactions with key partner institutions including the IMF, the OECD and regional development banks. Has lectured and written widely on economic growth, financial crisis management, and regional development, with recent work on financial crisis and economic growth in Latin America.