Miriam E. Brandão
Representative for Peru
Miriam Euclides Brandão has been at the IAF since 2001 and is currently the foundation representative for Peru. She also leads the IAF’s collaboration with the U.S. State Department, managing two cooperative agreements focused on social protection, inclusion and equality. Miriam previously served as the foundation representative for Brazil, Nicaragua and Costa Rica and as the senior foundation representative for Central America and Mexico.
Before joining the IAF, Miriam worked for seven years as an agricultural economist for the World Bank, where she participated in project preparation and led the supervision of six agricultural and rural development projects in Mozambique and Tanzania. The projects provided extension and research services to smallholder producers, rural water supply, rural credit, natural resource and land use management, road rehabilitation and a social investment fund.
Miriam’s previous positions include serving as an adviser to the president of Minas Gerais State University in Brazil and heading the university’s academic projects division. She also served as assistant director of the Women in Development Program at Partners of the Americas. Miriam has a graduate degree in international development from American University and a graduate degree in agricultural economics from the University of Maryland.