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Pablo Saavedra

Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions
Pablo Saavedra leads the World Bank’s Practice Group that works on macroeconomics, fiscal policy, growth, trade, finance, investment, competitiveness, poverty, governance, and climate economics. A Bolivian national, he served in several positions of responsibility across the Bank. He was the Chief of Staff of the World Bank Group. Prior to that, he served as the Country Director for Mexico, and earlier as the Practice Manager of the Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment unit in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. He worked as Economic Adviser at the Country Economics department of Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) Vice Presidency and was the Operations Committee (OC) Secretary. He held several economist positions in the EFI unit of the Europe and Central Asia Region.