Miguel Cuevas

Miguel Cuevas has been with the federal government for 41 years, the last 20 of them with the IAF, where he has conducted evaluation studies and managed the Grassroots Development Framework (GDF) and in-country contractors responsible for verifying grant results. Prior to joining the IAF, Miguel spent 21 years as a senior statistical advisor with the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Statistical Programs Center, providing assistance in survey and census methods to national statistical agencies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He was part of the U.S. delegation that, along with counterparts in Canada and Mexico, developed and negotiated the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) used for monitoring trade among the three countries. He also served as a consultant to USAID’s Asia and Near East Bureau and Harvard Institute for International Development. Miguel started his professional career with John Deere as an industrial engineer responsible for motion and time studies in the firm’s main tractor plant in Waterloo, Iowa. Born in Cuba, he migrated to the United States in 1962. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree, also in Economics, from the University of Miami.