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Graciana del Castillo is co-founding partner at Macroeconomics Advisory Group and former Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University and an expert in economic reconstruction in countries coming out of crises. She was the first senior economist in the cabinet of the UN secretary-general, where she was responsible for economic reconstruction in Central America, Africa, and Asia.

Previously, at the Office of the Director-General at the UN, she was actively involved and wrote drafts on the compensation fund and sanctions on Iraq as well as on UN assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries in transition. She continued her work on countries at war and post-conflict transitions at the IMF starting in 1996.

Del Castillo has also served as the economic policy adviser to the special representative of the secretary-general in Kosovo in 1999, playing an important role in jump-starting the economy immediately after NATO's bombing.

Last Updated: July 4, 2017