Ricardo is the Program Director for IPA's Peace & Recovery Program. He previously served as Country Director for IPA's Myanmar country office, managing IPA’s projects in Myanmar and leading the development of new research opportunities. He joined IPA in 2016 as the Research Manager of a financial inclusion study in Uganda and Tanzania. Ricardo has more than 10 years of experience running research studies at NGOs, government, and academia in East Africa, South America, Europe, and East Asia. Prior to IPA, he worked at the evaluation unit under Peru’s Ministry of Economy and Finance and held research positions at BRAC, InterMedia, and IESE Business School. He has a degree in Sociology from the University of Granada (Spain) and an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex (UK).