Benigno López Benitez

Paraguay  |  Vice-President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank

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Benigno López Benítez is vice-president for Sectors and Knowledge at Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to joining the IDB, he served as minister of Finance of Paraguay. In that role, he led a comprehensive tax-reform initiative aimed at improving the progressive capacity of the tax system, increasing government revenue to finance health and education reforms, and incentivizing labour formalization. He also coordinated efforts to restructure the pension system, reform public expenditure and the civil service.