Renzo de la Riva Agüero

Renzo de la Riva Agüero

Graduate Student

Joint Ph.D.

About Renzo de la Riva Agüero

Renzo is a Public Policy Ph.D. student, which is a joint program of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and the Department of Political Science. His fields of concentration are Public Policy, Comparative Politics, and Public Management and his substantive research area is the political economy of service delivery in developing countries (mainly Latin America). He focuses particularly on bureaucratic performance and how the internal processes within bureaucracies affect the quality and timeliness of final delivery. Prior to the Ph.D. program, he worked for more than 8 years in various areas of public sector development, including governance and rural poverty reduction through his work in the Peruvian government and the World Bank, with field experience in rural areas. He has advised and led projects in senior management positions in government, from the highest decision-making body (Prime Minister’s Office) and ministries to the local government level. Renzo was also a Manager in the Public Sector Consulting Division in Deloitte Peru and held a leadership position in a presidential campaign during the Peruvian 2016 elections.

He has a Master of Public Policy with a specialization in international development from Georgetown University (Washington, DC), and a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on development from St. Olaf College (MN).