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Back to basic with the EU budget

Publishing date
08 October 2007
Indhira Santos

The effectiveness and impact of EU structural and cohesive funds has been poorly monitored. Indhira Santos argues that when moving on in the reform process there is a need for an independent and rigorous evaluation of EU policies.

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  • Indhira Santos

    Indhira Santos was Research Fellow at Bruegel in June 2007 until July 2009, when she left to join the World Bank. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with a specialisation in economic development and public economics.

    She was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where she studied economics as an undergraduate. She was Chief Researcher at the Economic research center of PUCMM University and worked for the Ministry of Finance. She has also worked for the central Bank of Turkey.

    Indhira's research interests are development microeconomics, public economics and organisational analysis.

    She coordinated Bruegel‘s project on the EU budget.

    She is fluent in Spanish and English.

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