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Mayra Buvinic

Sector Director, Gender and Development, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management


Gender and development; gender and poverty; social development; violence reduction; social inclusion and cohesion; health and reproductive health; microfinance; program and project evaluation

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Mayra Buvinic, a Chilean national and internationally respected expert on gender and social development, is the Bank's senior spokesperson on gender and development issues. Before joining the Bank in 2005, she was Chief of the Social Development Division at the Inter-American Development Bank and the IDB's Special Advisor on Violence Prevention.  Prior to this, she was a founding member and President of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).


Ms. Buvinic holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree both in social psychology from the University of Wisconsin.


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Updated 07-23-2008.

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