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Greg Watson

Head of Strategic Planning, Multilateral Investment Fund, IADB

Greg Watson is the head of strategic planning and partnerships at the Multilateral Investment Fund, part of the Inter-American Development Bank. He concurrently serves as the team leader for the MIF's environment and clean energy team, where he has recently developed projects on green microfinance, climate investment, adaptation, energy efficiency, forestry, and renewable energy. Additionally, Mr. Watson conceptualized and launched the Climatescope, the first-ever ranking for climate investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, and recently designed the first private sector forest investment program project in the world, in Mexico. He has also worked as a remittance specialist at the World Bank's Payment Systems Development Group and as the legislative assistant for foreign policy for former U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd, who was then chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Mr. Watson advised the senator on issues before the Senate banking committee. Mr. Watson holds a master's degree in international development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a bachelor's from Tufts University.