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Alexandre S.

Alexandre is a Sociologist and Data Scientist. Master and PhD in Sociology at UFMG. He has worked in data offices in the public sector and in third sector organizations, on projects and policies to promote social development, combat poverty and reduce social inequalities. He has extensive experience in the use of data science and statistical modeling in diagnostic, monitoring and evaluation processes of public policies.

He currently serves as Senior Research and Training Associate in the Latin America and Caribbean office of JPAL-“Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab”. At JPAL he works on the Partnerships with Governments program in Brazil, specifically in the partnership with the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) of Brazil.

Alexandre is also a researcher at Afro, a research, training and dissemination center on racial issues linked to CEBRAP (Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning). He was a Data Scientist and researcher at the Solidarity Research Network; Data Manager at MOA-LAB, at the USP Faculty of Medicine; and a consultant at BTA - Betânia Tanure Associados.

He worked for more than four years in the Government of Minas Gerais, at the State Secretariat for Social Development, building strategies to monitor and evaluate the secretariat's main policies, and using data science flows to generate evidence to improve policy design and assist in the construction of several State Plans, such as the State Plan for the Promotion of Social Development, and in the construction of strategic indicators for the state, such as the Multidimensional Poverty Index of Minas Gerais (IPM Minas).

He is also an associate researcher at NIMA (Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation Center) at Fundação João Pinheiro, in Minas Gerais; at GIARS (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Social Network Analysis), from UFMG; and at OIRO (Observatory of Innovations, Networks and Organizations), from UFOP.

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