Luis leads and oversees impact evaluations, large-scale surveys, assessments, and other research projects with a sectoral focus on democracy, human rights, and governance. As a Senior Technical Director at SI’s Evaluation, Research, and Analytics Division, he is currently leading the design and implementation of household surveys in Haiti and Mali on behalf of USAID. His experience spans multiple topics, including decentralization and local governance, public opinion, social engagement and civil society organizations, state building and capacity development, social protection, and water and sanitation. He has also advised USAID, GIZ, and other clients on indicators and measurement, knowledge dissemination and learning, methodology, monitoring and evaluation, and program design.
Luis has over twenty years of experience and has worked on assessments, evaluations, political economy analyses, and other analytical and research projects in Latin America (Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay, and Peru), Africa (Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, and Uganda) and Eurasia (Bangladesh, Georgia, and Nepal). Prior to joining SI, Luis held positions at or consulted for NORC at the University of Chicago, the German Development Institute, GIZ, the Urban Institute, and the World Bank, among other institutions. He holds a PhD and an MA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru). He is a native Spanish speaker.