Carlos Alberto Primo Braga

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Carlos Alberto Primo Braga is currently the senior adviser, International Trade Department, The World Bank. Based in Geneva, he serves as the interface for technical discussions on trade between the World Bank and organizations such as the WTO, UNCTAD and ITC in Geneva, as well as OECD in Paris and the European Commission in Brussels. Before assuming this position in September 2003, he was the Senior Manager of the Informatics Program of the World Bank. In this context he was responsible for the management of the development gateway portal – a web-based initiative for sharing information on development-related topics – acting as the liaison between the World Bank Group and the Development Gateway Foundation. Previously, Dr. Braga was the manager of infoDev (the Information for Development Program), a multi-donor grant facility to promote innovative uses of information and communication technologies in developing economies. He was also responsible for the bank's Y2K outreach activities during 1998-2000.

Dr Braga joined the World Bank in 1991, before which he was a consultant to the Organisation of American States (OAS) in 1990. He was a Fulbright Scholar (1988-89) at the Paul Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University, and taught there as a visiting professor from 1988 to 1998. He was also an assistant professor at the Faculdade de Economia e Administracao (University of Sao Paulo), and Senior Researcher at the Fundacao Instituto de Pesquisas Economicas, both in Brazil, during the 1980s. Dr Braga, a Brazilian national, received a degree in Mechanical Engineering (1976) from the Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (Brazil), and an MSc (1980) in Economics from the University of Sao Paulo. He also holds a Ph.D (1984) in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US.

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