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Robert Devlin

Robert Devlin has extensive experience in public sector governance of industrial policies, trade, regional integration and international finance. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in Washington DC teaching in the area of competitiveness and industrial policy.

Prior to that he spent 22 years at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (headquartered in Santiago, Chile), 12 years at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and two and a half years at the Organization of American States. He was a member of the ICTSD/World Economic Forum E-15 Expert Group on “Reinvigorating Manufacturing: The New Industrial Policy and the Trade System”.

His recent consulting projects for the IDB and World Bank have taken him to Kazakhstan, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay to work in the areas of innovation systems, trade policy institutions and governance of public-private policy councils supporting competitiveness and productivity.