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Mónica Rubio is regional adviser of social policy in Latin America and the Caribbean at UNICEF.
As former minister of Social Development and Inclusion in Peru, Rubio designed and implemented social protection and inclusion policies. She ran five national social protection programs, including a conditional cash transfer, a school feeding, an early childhood development, and a non-contributory pension program in Peru. She has also worked as a social protection economist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
Rubio is a senior economist with several years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating social programs internationally. Her areas of expertise include poverty reduction and social protection systems, conditional cash transfer programs, early childhood development, youth at risk and nutrition interventions.
She has a degree in economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Rubio also holds a master’s degree in economics and a PhD in economics with a major in public finance and international development from Duke University.
Rubio was an event speaker at the Dialogue.