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Pedro Bernal is a Health Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. His research agenda focuses on results-based financing, health system reforms, quality improvement, and behavioral health interventions. He leads the impact evaluation agenda of the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative, which seeks to generate knowledge on results-based financing for national governments and health providers as well as on innovative health interventions to improve access and quality of health services among the poorest. Prior to joining the IDB, he conducted research on the effectiveness and impact of social programs in health and education for the University of Chicago and the Mexican Social Development and Health Ministries. Pedro is a Mexican national and holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Chicago where he specialized in econometric methods for program evaluation.