“If we all made these small choices consistent with our values, the impact would be a lot bigger than the World Bank, IMF, and bilateral aid put together.”
Marcela Escobari is Executive Director of Harvard’s Center for International Development. Previously, she led the Americas region and served on the Executive Committee of the OTF Group. Her work has included advising the president of the Dominican Republic, the government of Colombia, the Jamaican entertainment and tourism industries, and the government of Trinidad & Tobago. She has spoken about issues of technology, entrepreneurship and competitiveness in a wide range of policy, industry and academic forums throughout the Americas. Marcela has also worked with indigenous communities in Bolivia for the World Bank and was a Mergers & Acquisitions investment banker with JP Morgan in New York. Marcela grew up in Bolivia, holds a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College and a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.