Rômulo Paes de Sousa

World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre), United Nations Development Programme, Rio de Janeiro

Romulo Paes de Sousa, MD, PhD in Environmental Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) has been the Director of the UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro since 2013. Previously, he was Senior International Associate at the Institute of Social Development Studies at the University of Sussex (UK). He served as Deputy Minister of Social Development and Fight against Hunger of Brazil (2009-2012). Prior to that, he served as National Secretary of Evaluation and Information Management (2004-2007) in the same Ministry. He has also worked as a consultant on health and social protection policies in Egypt, South Africa, Honduras and the UK. His areas of research interest are: sustainable development, social protection policies, social inequality indicators, and health inequality. He has published 6 books and several scientific works on social protection policies and epidemiology.