Christopher Delgado is Strategy and Policy Adviser in the World Bank’s Agriculture and Rural Development Department, coordinates the Secretariat of the Bank’s Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP), and is Program Manager for the Global Agricultural and Food Security Program (GAFSP). GAFSP is a multilateral funding mechanism requested from the World Bank by the G20 Summit in September 2009 to assist in the operationalization of the large donor commitments to agriculture and food security made at L’Aquila in July 2009.
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. A former United States Peace Corps Volunteer (Chad), university researcher (University of Michigan), and part-time teacher (Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies), he came to the Bank in 2006 from nearly 27 years at the International Food Policy Research Institute and the International Livestock Research Institute, where he published extensively on development strategy, food, and agricultural policy in several languages. He has worked in a number of developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Last updated: September 2010