Roberto Bissio

Bissio is the executive director of Instituto del Tercer Mundo (Third World Institute), a nonprofit research and advocacy organization headquartered in Uruguay. He also coordinates the secretariat of Social Watch, an international network of citizen organizations that produces annual reports on governments' and international organizations' implementation of poverty eradication and gender equity commitments. He is a member of the Civil Society Advisory Committee to the administrator of the UN Development Programme, and has covered development issues as a journalist since 1973.