María del Pilar Garrido Gonzalo

Minister of Planning and Economic Policy, Republic of Costa Rica

Ms. Garrido is the Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy of the Republic of Costa Rica as well as Coordinator of the Technical Secretarial of the National Commission of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She studied political science and has a master’s degree in democratic governance and public politics from the University of Costa Rica. She worked for the United Nations Organization and for the Barcelona Provincial Council as a consultant of topics of human local development planning and of population and development, with vulnerable populations. She was Vice Minister of National Planning from 2016 to 2018.