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Henrique Pissaia
Principal Professional Specialist, Independent Evaluation Office

Henrique Pissaia joined IEO in March 2023 as a Principal Professional Specialist in evaluation methods.

Henrique was staff in the Brazilian Ministry of Planning, and held positions on the Board of Directors and Governors in various Multilateral Development Banks and Funds, such as the AfDB, CAF, FONPLATA, IDB, IFAD and others. He also worked in IFAD and FONPLATA, where he was Chief of Staff of the Executive Presidency and General Coordinator for Strategic Alliances. Henrique has vast experience of working on the entire project cycle, from inception to evaluation and was a member of the Evaluation Committee of IFAD’s Executive Board.

A Brazilian national, Henrique has a PhD in International Economics, University of International Business and Economics in Beijing (China), a Masters’ in Laws, University of California, Berkeley (USA), and is trained in Law from UNICURITIBA (Brazil). He has published various papers, books, book chapters and given speeches on international development, ESG policies, international law and international economics.