Energy and Water Policy and Reform in Central America
Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Building 56, 162
21 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139
Carlos de la Torre is an advisor with a fiscal transparency program in Central America that has as partners several key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Finance, USAID and Deloitte. Using a stakeholders' centered approach, this program focuses on making more transparent in budget documents and financial statements the subsidies between the state-owned enterprises such as the electricity company and the water utility and other government agencies, consumers and private producers. These subsidies include, but are not limited to, tariff subsidies, uncollected accounts receivable, government loan guarantees, tax subsidies and concessional loans.
Carlos holds a master's degree from Georgetown University and was a SPURS Fellow '15 and Visiting Scholar '16 with the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.