About us

Ferdinando Regalia
Ferdinando Regalia
The sooner, the better

Ferdinando Regalia is Chief of the IDB’s Social Protection and Health Division, where he leads the preparation of key loan operations and technical assistance projects in social protection and comprehensive analytical studies in the areas of poverty and social protection. He has a Doctorate and a Master’s in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain.

María Caridad Araujo
María Caridad Araujo
Let’s Support Those who Care for our Children

María Caridad Araujo is a Principal Economist in the IDB’s Social Protection and Health Division, where she works on projects on early child development and combatting poverty. She previously was a professor at Georgetown University and worked at the World Bank. She has a Doctorate in Agricultural Economics and Natural Resources from the University of California at Berkeley.

Florencia Lopez Boo
Florencia Lopez Boo
When Less Cash Benefits Children More

Florencia Lopez Boo is a Lead Economist in the IDB’s Social Protection and Health Division, where she works on child development and poverty reduction projects. She previously was a professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and worked at the World Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. She has a Doctorate in Economics from Oxford University (Clarendon-Oxford University Press Award). She is also a Research Associate for the Young Lives Project of Oxford University and the Institute of Labor Studies (IZA) in Bonn.

Marta Rubio-Codina
Marta Rubio-Codina
Let’s Support Those who Care for our Children

Marta Rubio-Codina is a Senior Economist in the IDB’s Social Protection and Health Division, where she works on early child development projects. Previously she was a researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. She has a Doctorate in Economics from the Université de Toulouse in France.