One of the most powerful ways for Latin-America and the Caribbean (LAC) to leapfrog into the future is digital transformation. It is important to understand, however, that “transformation” is really the operative word. It is not simply about buying software or digitizing processes. Rather, digital transformation implies a profound change in the way of doing business, accessing … [Read more...] about Good digitalization does not happen on its own: it requires good human decisions
Lea Gimenez is the Chief of the Innovation in Citizen Services Division of the Institutions for Development Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) since February 2019. Before joining the IDB, she served as the minister of finance of Paraguay and as the head of the country’s national economic team. In Paraguay, she presided over the Taxation Technical and Economic Team, the Fund for Educational Excellence, and the National Strategy Commission for Financial Inclusion. Prior to that, she was the vice-minister of economy of Paraguay and an economist in the poverty and macro-policy global practices of the World Bank, serving the countries of Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Her work at the international level focused on the development and implementation of policies and strategies for poverty reduction, promotion of inclusive economic growth and on the institutional strengthening of public entities, the creation of institutional capacities, the promotion of evidence-based policies. and improving coordination among multilateral organizations to maximize the impact of their efforts. She served as an adjunct professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where I earned a doctorate in economics. Lea Gimenez is a Paraguayan citizen, she obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.