M. Caridad Araujo
Chief of the Gender and Diversity Division, Inter-American Development Bank
María Caridad Araujo is Chief of the Gender and Diversity Division at the IDB, where she leads efforts to improve access to quality services, economic opportunities, and strengthen the voice and representation of women, indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ. + community. As chief economist in the IDB's Health and Social Protection Division, she worked on child development and poverty reduction programs. She was a professor at Georgetown University and worked at the World Bank. Maria Caridad has a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Recent work by M. Caridad Araujo
The ground-breaking conditional cash transfer programme shows long-term benefits to education, income, geographic mobility and family formation