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Marcelo is passionate about making public policies work to improve economic and social outcomes. With more than a decade of experience in the Brazilian civil service, Marcelo believes that successfully implemented policies require true commitment, collaboration and transparency.


  • MA, Public Policy, University of California - Berkeley
  • BA, Public Administration, FGV-EAESP

Delivery Experience

Marcelo is working on projects with philanthropic foundations and governments in Latin America, and is helping to strengthen DA operations in the region.

Other Experience

As Director of Management and Monitoring at the Social Development Ministry in Brazil, Marcelo was responsible for designing an intervention aimed at providing early childhood support throughout the country. After working tirelessly for several months, the Ministry launched "Brasil Carinhoso," an innovative effort that helped residents overcome extreme poverty by improving income, education and health access for more than six million families.

As Chief Data Officer for the Education Department of the Sao Paulo municipal government, Marcelo worked to eliminate the preschool waitlist of over 30,000 children ages four and over. Within two months of starting the project, his team provided decision makers with information about potential solutions; less than two months later, all children ages four and above in the city were attending school. Marcelo is very proud of the generational impact this will have.

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