Dr. Luis Alberto De Los Santos-Montero

Date of birth: 20/05/1981

Place of Birth: Dominican Republic

Employment history:

Dominican Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Research (IDIAF) (Oct. 09- Jan.15) Dominican Republic (DR)
Planning Department Manager
Provide strategic direction to the management of IDIAF's operations, staff and financial systems, within the parameters of policies set by and in consultation with the Executive Direction: i) Lead and coordinate the formulation and implementation of IDIAF projects, ii) Strategic and operational support to professional and general service staff and national/international counterparts (including monitoring of workload, funds availability and performance management) iii) Coordinating international activities with relevant organizations and partners in the technical area.

Budget Department Manager (May. 06-Oct.09 DR)
Oversee the preparation, monitoring, and expenditure of sectional budgets, reviewing and processing contractual obligations (institutional, individual, collaboration agreements) in strict alignment with IDIAF´s regulatory frameworks.

Loyola Multiple Services Cooperative Inc. (Oct. 04-April.06 DR)
Financial Analysis Manager
Manage the preparation, consolidation, and reporting of the Cooperative´s financial statements and reports; tax planning and compliance; and any other financial related matters.

Loyola Polytechnic Institute (Aug.01-April.06 DR)
Program Officer: Organic Agriculture and Ornamental Plants Programmes
Monitoring the funding, performance and results-based implementation of the programmes.

Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of investment and social projects (Freelance consultant)

  • 2013 Huauquipura Association, NGO. Evaluation: Project 10-PR1-601: Strengthening vocational training through the creation of a Polytechnic Institute in Guaricano, Santo Domingo Norte, Dominican Republic.
  • 2012 Short-term consultant, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) Foresight for Caribbean Bio-economy related research in the context of the EU-LAC Joint Initiative on Research and Innovation.
  • 2011. Huauquipura Association, NGO. Evaluation: Irrigation, agricultural production, marketing and socio-organizational development in the Guayajayuco community, Haitian-Dominican North Border ¨.
  • 2011. African, Caribbean & Pacific Research Programme for Sustainable Development: 10th ACP-European Development Fund Design and formulation proposal "Strengthening research capacities in production of biofuels from Jatropha, Castor, algae, waste oils for the sustainable development of small rural communities in the Dominican - Haitian border."
  • 2011. Huauquipura Association, NGO. Evaluation: Development of local capacities to promote sustainable production-oriented models to diversify food security and economic development of families in the Guayajayuco community.
  • 2006. Evaluation: Technology Development Project of the Southern Region (PROTESUR)
  • 2011. CESAL, NGO. Value Chain analysis of aquaculture sector in Dominican Republic.
  • 2010. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Socioeconomic evaluation of Rural Economic Diversification projects.
  • 2010. Inter American Development Bank (IADB). Evaluation: Project to support the Agrifood competitive transition project - PATCA.

  • Education:
    MSc in Applied Economics: Agricultural Economics (Jan.- Oct.08)
    University Pontificia Católica Madre y Maestra
    Honor Thesis: Analysis of accounting indicators, application to rural households in the Dominican Republic

    BSc in Business Administration. Major in Applied Economics (Oct.01-Oct. 05)
    Technological Institute of Santo Domingo

    Agricultural Technologist (Jan. 98-Oct.01)
    Loyola Polytechnic Institute

    Research Interest:
    Impact Evaluation of Development Projects
    Resource Economics
    Productivity & Efficiency Analysis

    Working languages:
    Spanish, English