Roberto Toso is a senior economist with more than 25 years of international development experience working on financial sector reform, economic policy, public financial management, international trade, and competitiveness strategy. He was most recently Chief of Party of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Fiscal Reform Project II in Jordan. Previously he was a Director at Chemonics International. As the Senior Program Manager for the USAID Central Asian Republics Macroeconomic Foundations for Growth contract, Roberto provided overall technical leadership for the contract in macroeconomic reform, improving the business environment, public sector capacity building, and trade facilitation.

His extensive experience includes consulting assignments for the World Bank, USAID, the Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP and the European Union in more than 50 countries in Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Europe. Prior to joining Chemonics, Roberto was the managing partner for international financial services at Ernst & Young Consulting in New York. He also held a number of prominent government positions, including Undersecretary of Finance in Chile, Director of Chile’s sovereign debt negotiation team in New York, and International Financial Institutions’ Director at the Central Bank of Chile and head of the Research Department of the Central Bank of Chile.



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