Pedro Conceição was appointed as Director of the Human Development Report Office,
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in January 2019.
Earlier, he was the Director of Strategic Policy at the Bureau for Policy and Programme
Support of UNDP, where he co-led the UN’s participation in the G20 Finance and
Central Bank Governors Meetings. He managed the UNDP’s engagement in Financing
for Development (FfD) processes, and contributed to the articulation of UNDP’s support
to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs). Before that, we was Chief-Economist and Head of the Strategic Advisory Unit
at the Regional Bureau for Africa.
He has published articles on inequality, the economics of innovation and technological
change, and development, amongst others.
Conceição has earned degrees from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at
the University of Texas at Austin, including a Ph.D, where he studied with a Fulbright
scholarship. He also has degrees in Physics from Instituto Superior Técnico and in
Economics from the Technical University of Lisbon.