Adolfo Arguello Vives


Senior Evaluation Officer

Mexican Evaluation Academy


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Adolfo Arguello Vives serves as Finance Chair of the Board at the Mexican Evaluation Academy (ACEVAL), where he also promotes capacity building and evaluation techniques in Mexico. He is a project manager coordinating the preparation of public projects, cost-benefit evaluations and financial structuring. He is a certified evaluator by the Center of Project Preparation and Evaluation (CEPEP) and ITAM, and holds an Executive Certificate in Public Private Partnerships from the Kennedy School of Government.

From 2011 to 2014, he was Mexico´s Ambassador at the Young Leaders Foundation (Buenos Aires, Argentina). In 2016 he completed the Innovation and Leadership in Government (ILG) Program from the Latin American Board at Georgetown University. As President of the ILG Alumni Network (2018-2020), he is an Innovation in Government Mentor at the Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) Program, and the representative at the GCL Advisory Committee.

He was the Evaluation Officer of the consortium that designed the Infrastructure Plan for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the south of Mexico.  In his work Mr. Arguello draws on considerable experience as a consultant for large infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on development effectiveness and fostering competitiveness. He served as the Chief Planning Officer at the Ministry of Tourism in Chiapas, Mexico.

Adolfo holds a bachelor's degree in International Business from Tecnológico de Monterrey and a master’s degree in Public Policy from King's College London. He was a Chevening Scholar and he is currently the representative of ACEVAL in Washington D.C.

His research at AGI seeked to drew lessons from Asian experience with SEZs, and in particular China’s state-owned enterprise model of SEZs.


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