Carlos Enrique Serrano Valentin

Financial executive with 30 years of experience in international and emerging markets, leading and working on teams focused on delivering banking and development products and services to clients in Spain, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, particularly Latin America.


Francisco Marmolejo

Francisco Marmolejo is the World Bank’s Lead of its Global Solutions Group on Tertiary Education, and since July 2016 he also serves as the Lead Education Specialist for India, based in Delhi.


William F. Maloney

William F. Maloney is Chief Economist for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions in the World Bank Group. Previously he was Chief Economist for Trade and Competitiveness and Global Lead on Innovation and Productivity.


Michele Gragnolati

Michele Gragnolati joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1998 and since 2000, he served first as an economist with the Health sector in Latin America and South Asia, and later as Human Development Sector Leader for the Western Balkans in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and for Brazil i


Emily Sinnott

Emily Sinnott is a senior economist in the Human Development Economics Unit of the European and Central Asia Department of the World Bank and co-author of the flagship report "Natural Resources in Latin America and the Caribbean: Beyond Booms and Busts?" Prior to joining the World Bank

Case study

Uruguay’s Digital Development Policy

At the turn of the 21st century, only 30 percent of Latin American citizens had access to the Internet. In recent years, this number has doubled to 62 percent, but the gains are unevenly distributed (ITU 2015). The region still lags Europe and North America in network speeds and full mobile access. Digitally connecting the hemisphere remains one of the key challenges for Latin America to fully leverage the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) to boost productivity and enhance government efficiency. The nation of Uruguay is a notable outlier in these regional trends.


Aurelio Menéndez

Aurelio Menéndez is the World Bank's Practice Manager for the East Africa transport sector. As part of his duties he supervises key regional research and transport projects. Dr.