Luis A. Camacho is a senior research scientist in the International Programs department at NORC at the University of Chicago.
He is responsible for providing technical and management oversight for impact evaluations in the DRC, Guatemala, Malawi, Nicaragua, and Paraguay under the DRG-LER activity, as well as for other evaluations and studies for USAID and other clients.
Prior to joining NORC in 2016, Dr. Camacho was a researcher in the Governance, Statehood and Security Department at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn, Germany. He has worked with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Urban Institute, and the World Bank, among other institutions. With more than twelve years of experience conducting social science research, Camacho has been involved in numerous academic projects as well as impact and performance evaluations of development assistance and public programs. His work spans topics such as decentralization and local governance, public opinion and political behavior, social engagement and civil society organizations, social protection programs, and state building and capacity development. His projects have covered Latin America (Argentina, El Salvador, Paraguay, and Peru), Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Malawi, and Uganda), and Asia (Bangladesh).
Camacho earned his PhD and MA in government from the University of Texas at Austin and he earned his BA in economics from Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru.