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Anna Cristina Urdaneta Di Filippo

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Anna Cristina Urdaneta Di Filippo
Master of Public Policy Programme Class of 2014

“I joined the MPP in September 2013 with a background in Economics and Mathematics and with a desire to dedicate my career to public service, particularly to the developing world. As part of my Capstone Placement, I joined the United Nations Development Programme – Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama City, Panama for a 4-month internship within the Democratic Governance area. During my placement, I was involved in a number of projects dealing with topics such as decentralization, local governance, political participation, transparency and accountability, among others. After my placement was finalized, I was offered a contract as a Research Assistant for the area, where I have continued to provide support to the Organization’s regional projects and initiatives. The experience has given me the opportunity to understand the international cooperation and development world, and the practical and analytical skills I acquired during my time at Edinburgh have been essential for my work.”