Maria Elena Nawar

Sr. Advisor, Scaling, Impact, and Knowledge Unit
Interamerican Development Bank


Results-oriented. Intrapreneur. Systems -thinker. Problem-solver. Development expert with 20 years’ experience designing, supervising, and evaluating private sector oriented projects to address the needs of vulnerable populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Passionate about continuous learning and improvement to enhance the potential of private sector solutions to reduce poverty and inequality.

Expertise in youth employment and entrepreneurship, skills standards, inclusive business, gender, monitoring and evaluation.

Have led multidisciplinary teams to develop programmatic strategies in youth employment and entrepreneurship and workforce development for the knowledge economy.

Also, led corporate effort to revamp and streamline processes aimed at reducing transaction costs associated with project supervision.

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BID Lab and its role in the ecosystem

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