Jaime Garcia

Latin America Regional Director, Social Progress Imperative,

Regional director of the Social Progress Index; and director of San José ¿Cómo Vamos? in CLACDS / INCAE and Senior Methodological Associate at the Social Progress Imperative. He develops methodological approaches and projects for subnational social progress indices, and supervises the methodology of all SPI initiatives in the region. Directly he has been in charge of developing SPI projects at subnational level in all Latin America, these projects have been implemented in 772 municipalities in the Brazilian Amazonia, in 10 cities in Colombia, in 81 municipalities in Costa Rica, in 32 tourist destinations of Costa Rica, and at business level with Coca Cola, Cargill, Ecomtrading and Holcim. He has been in charge of technical workshops at MIT, and leads the teaching of social progress index at INCAE Business School. He is a mexican economist from the ITAM, and has a master degree in population and development from the London School of Economics. He has worked in the Mexican Central Bank, the Ministry of Finances of Mexico, and different think tanks, and civil society organizations. Nowadays he is a member of the Situation Room for the Operative Committee of the COVID-19 Emergency of the Government of Costa Rica

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