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Manuel F Montes

South Centre
Permanent Observer and Senior Advisor on Finance and Development and advisor to ICRICT
Manuel F. Montes is Permanent Observer to the UN and Senior Advisor on Finance and Development for the South Centre. He was formerly Chief of the Development Strategies Branch, UNDESA; UNDP Regional Programme Coordinator, Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Initiative in Colombo, Sri Lanka; Programme Officer for International Economic Policy at the Ford Foundation in New York, 1999-2005; Senior Fellow and Coordinator for economics studies at the East-West Centre in Honolulu; and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of The Philippines. While In the UN, he also served as the Secretary of the UN Committee of Experts for Cooperation in International Tax Matters. He was a member of the Independent Commission to Reform International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) in 2015.