Paulo de Tarso Almeida Paiva, former minister of planning and budget of Brazil, has been named vice president for planning and administration of the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB President Enrique V. Iglesias announced today.
The vice president will supervise the departments of strategic planning and budgeting, economic integration, economic research, finance, legal services, and human resources and administration. Paiva will report to Executive Vice President K. Burke Dillon.
Iglesias said Paiva's appointment will equip the Bank "to rapidly mobilize personnel and resources to meet the needs of the region efficiently and in a timely way."
"It will improve administration and general management of the Bank and at the same time allow much more attention to be focused on the future development needs of Latin America and the Caribbean," he said.
Prior to assuming the position of minister of planning and budget in Brazil in March of 1998, Paiva held several other senior positions, among them minister of budget and management, minister of labor, and chairman of the National Privatization Council.
Since 1977 he has been associate professor at the School of Economics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
Paiva has been a member of the National Monetary Council, director of the Center for Development and Regional Planning at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and president of the Brazilian Association of Population studies.
He holds a masters degree in demography from the University of Pennsylvania and has completed doctoral studies at the same university. He also holds a bachelors degree in geography from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, and he has published several articles in the area of population and labor market developments.