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Roberto Iturralde

Reforming Public Finance

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MPPA; Public Administration; 2003
Syracuse University

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What do you enjoy about your job? What aspects of your job are the most exciting or interesting?
[I enjoy] analysis and evaluation aspects, the opportunity to advise senior official and public programs, and opportunity to directly impact and benefit peoples’ lives.

Why did you choose to pursue an MPA/MPP degree?
[I chose to pursue an MPPA] to know and understand better government and public organizations, and to participate as a senior official and elected official

How did you select your graduate school?
I searched for the best schools and university by school rankings. I would advise [perspective students] to first identify your interests and needs for education, not only in relation with your current job situation, but also with your vision of yourself as a professional and person in the next 5 and 20 years.

How do you feel your MPA/MPP is helping you to make a difference?
[It has made a difference] in how I understand now how public organizations work and function, how public officials behave and how democratic and governmental processes work. After my MPA, I became a public official in the ministry of economics of my country and contributed to the reform of public finance framework and process.

How would you characterize your personality?
* Curious * Diplomatic * Analytical *

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