Luis Fujiwara, a native Brazilian, earned a bachelors degree in Public Administration at the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP) in 1996, and a masters degree in Public Administration and Government at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) located at São Paulo, Brazil. His masters thesis entitled “Gênero: substantivo feminino?” was the first gender oriented study conducted by a male at the FGV. Parallel to his academic achievements, Luis developed a professional career in local governance, and working with NGOs and international organizations. From 2008 to 2009 Luis held an Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship. During that time he completed his field work in communities throughout 4 states in Brazil.
Luis currently works as a researcher and consultant with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the UN Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL).
Luis’ expertise lies in program and policy evaluation, development policy and poverty reduction strategies, gender oriented policy, and research design and methods, especially those that combine quantitative and qualitative techniques (Q2).
Committee: Chandler W. Stolp (Co-Chair), Joseph Potter (Co-Chair), Robert Wilson, Pat Wong, and Brian Roberts.
Thesis: "The Role of the Pastoral da Criança Program in Reducing Infant Mortality in Brazil from 1980 to 2000"
Research Interests: Program and policy evaluation, Development Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategies, Gender Oriented Policy, Research Design and Methods especially those that combine quantitative and qualitative techniques (Q2)