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Robert Devlin

Robert Devlin has extensive experience in public sector governance of industrial and international competitiveness policies, public-private dialogue, innovation and regional integration.

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. Devlin was an Adjunct Professor for 10 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC.

His more recent technical assistance projects have included:

  • Bolivia – support of ministerial governance and coordination
  • Kazakhstan – operational diagnostic of trade-related agencies
  • Panama – evaluation of the National Competiveness Council
  • Mexico – strengthening subnational public-private dialogue