Adolfo Arguello Vives


Evaluation Officer

Mexican Evaluation Academy


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As a Partner of the Mexican Evaluation Academy (ACEVAL), Adolfo Arguello Vives 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 Program from the Latin American Board at Georgetown University.

At present he is the Evaluation Officer of a consortium designing 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 has also 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 also a Chevening Scholar and he is currently the representative of ACEVAL in Washington D.C.

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


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