Susana Cordeiro Guerra
Inter-American Development Bank
Dr. Susana Cordeiro Guerra is the Manager of the Institutions for Development Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank. Previously, Dr. Cordeiro Guerra led Brazil’s National Statistical Agency from 2019-2021. In that capacity, she oversaw the production of the country’s official statistics and preparation for the decennial census. During her tenure, she spearheaded reforms of the 12,000-person agency to modernize the production of official statistics. Confronted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Cordeiro Guerra successfully led the agency's transition to a remote work platform, leveraging partnerships and digital technologies to maintain statistical production and launching key surveys to guide policymaking during the health emergency. Prior to joining the Brazilian government, Dr. Cordeiro Guerra was an economist at the World Bank, where her work focused on the impact assessment of public sector reforms in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Dr. Cordeiro Guerra holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master in Public Administration and International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in Social Studies from Harvard University.