Andres Munoz started the Ph.D. program at Wagner in the fall of 2007. Andres' expected areas of study include research methods, policy, and international development. Before coming to Wagner, he worked as a UNDP Consultant at the Department of Finance in Bogotá, Colombia, designing and implementing a results-oriented budget, a performance evaluation system and a Medium-Term Expenditure Framework. While at Wagner, Andres has conducted research on social accountability mechanisms involved in monitoring and evaluating government performance in Latin America. Also, he has been involved in a comparative study that examines the dynamics of cross-sector partnerships in Colombia and Brazil. His research interests include democratic governance, decentralization, local public finance, and poverty and inequality in Latin America. Andres holds a B.A in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and an MPA degree from NYU's Wagner School.