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Alejandra Botero

Regional Manager for Planning and Impact Development, CAF- Latin American Development Bank

Bio Current as of August 14, 2023

Alejandra has centered her career around policy marking and planning for development in Latin America, especially at the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), where she currently works as Regional Planning, and Impact Development Manager, leading the strategic planning, budgeting, and impact measurement efforts at the Bank. At CAF, Alejandra centers her efforts on accelerating the implementation of the regional strategic policy to become the Green Bank of Latin America, where by 2026 40% of all approved funds must finance green projects. From 2021 to 2022 she led the Department of Planning of Colombia, where she coordinated and led the approval of the Country´s investment budget for 2022, and published over 40 policy documents, including the policy which organized and funded the implementation of the Temporary Protection status for Venezuelan migrants from 2022-2032 and the country´s Green Energy transition. Finally, she led the publishing, after 20 years, of a long-term strategic prospective vision for the country, Colombia 2050. In 2018, she joined the Government of Colombia and worked in the creation of the Presidential Advisory for Public Management and Accountability, setting up a Delivery Unit to accelerate the strategic priorities of President Ivan Duque. As Presidential Advisor, she led the monitoring and management of some of the transformational projects President Duque implemented, such as the Multipurpose Land Registry and the implementation of the National Qualifications Framework. As advisor she helped structure and coordinate the migration policy, centered around the 10-year Temporary Protection (TPS) Status instrument. Before 2018 Alejandra worked at CAF executing programs to promote R&D investment in the member countries, and co-founded and directed the Impact Hub Caracas, a co-working space for entrepreneurs. She also worked at Mckinsey & Company, a leader in management consulting, where she participated in development programs, working mostly with the public and financial sectors. Economist and political scientist from Swarthmore College, Alejandra Botero holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University (New York).